Valentino Women Autumn-Winter 2015 – Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the joint creative directors at Valentino, have always been popular for the majesty of their designs and purity of their aesthetic, and they delivered a collection full of classic Valentino charm.
The designers took inspiration from two women this season: Emilie Louise Floge and Celia Birtwell. “These two different women share a singular approach to life: they combine fragility and sensuality and give strength and depth to feminine grace.” the show notes read.
The show opened with long A-line monochrome checker-board printed dress, cropped flared trousers, leather trimmed capes and high necked blouses.
The collection graduated in to colour; cherry red, duck egg blue, muted pink, antique gold and white patchwork delicately Chantilly laced dresses, tops and coats.
The silhouette soon narrowed with high necked pussy bow blouses layered with oversized black cashmere knits with fringed detailing adding a folky feeling.
Tulle tiered sheer dresses followed with geometrical prints as well as on skirts. Then came the Chinese inspired dragon embroidery emblazoned across a black sweater and floor sweeping dress.
Flowy full length dresses; an ivory number in an unmistakable elegant shape, plunging necklines, sheer bust-lines framed with floral embroidery. It was romance turned sensual.
The show ended on a high as Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, in character as Derek Zoolander and Hansel surprisingly closed the show (both wearing Valentino men’s) confirming the much awaited sequel movie.
The collection was beautiful, graceful, poetic and elegant with a dash of humour thrown in.
Valentino Women Autumn-Winter 2015