Fashion loves a hybrid, and the ruched rain boot brogues that Tomas Maier showed today at Milan Fashion Week were bang on the money. Done in both black and a rich shade of oxblood, the boots came in both over-the-knee and ankle-length versions and opened the show paired with matching leather gauntlets and jodhpur pants.
An equestrian theme also played out in the collection’s sharp, double-breasted tailoring, while clog-style heels had the look of hooves and platforms with trim resembling horse hair. But these were no show ponies.
“It is glamorous, but in a very Bottega way,” observed Maier in the show notes. “There is an ease to the sophistication because it is natural.”