YOU’RE WITH US, LEATHER
In life and in fashion, it’s important to keep everyone guessing. This Bottega Veneta jacket, from new creative director Daniel Lee’s outing for the veteran leather house, is exactly the sartorial trompe l’oeil you need. ¶ At first blush, it’s a rain slicker, but on closer inspection, you’ll note that it’s not rubber but leather. The buttery, traffic-light-yellow jacket is the ultimate style optical illusion—a surprising material transformed into an unlikely garment. Seam-sealed zipper details and a drawstring hood lend athletic edginess to the elevated windbreaker, which advances Lee’s mission of creating back-to-basics, livable essentials from luxe materials. People shouldn’t be able to figure you out with just a glance. Why should your clothes be any different? —Adrienne Westenfeld
Jacket ($5,900) and sweater ($1,300) by Bottega Veneta.