Designers have long found inspiration in the life aquatic. But not all riffs on marine motifs are as obvious as the nautical stripe. Take, for instance, Bottega Veneta’s loosely paneled frock, which creative director Tomas Maier dubbed the “anemone dress.” Or Gaetano Pesce’s curvy UP3 chair, reminiscent of Seventies cruise-ship interiors. So anchors aweigh, no matter how subtle the approach.
Fashion assistants: Brian O'Connor and Nicholas Whitehouse. Restoration Hardware lamp, restorationhardware.com; Gaetano Pesce chair, wright-now.com; Old World Trading company model yacht, litore.com; Chelsea Clock Company clock, chelseaclock.com; Catalina scuba tank, leisurepro.com; Globe-Trotter X Agent Provocateur suitcase, agentprovocateur.com