The art of collaboration

Fall-Winter 2008 2009 – Nick Knight

Location: Studio, London
For this graphic collection Bottega Veneta turned to Nick Knight, whose innovative imagery and technological artistry defy easy categorization. The clothes themselves are concise, restrained, and unembellished, color, silhouette, and material distilled to their essential qualities. The palette is drawn from the nighttime sky—dusky blues and purples, cloud gray, 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.