The art of collaboration


Location: Studio, London
For this graphic collection Bottega Veneta turned to Nick Knight, whose innovative imagery and technological artistry defy easy categorisation. The clothes themselves are concise, restrained and unembellished, colour, silhouette and material distilled to their essential qualities. The palette is drawn from the night-time sky - dusky blues and purples, cloud grey and midnight black. The models were first photographed against a white background. Then a background was created that evoked the open sky from dusk to dawn. Finally, the figures were arranged against this luminous canvas to achieve an intriguing composition that hints at a narrative.