Here’s to Valentino’s FW15 ready-to-wear fashion show and a truly never-ending love story. What a beautiful collection. Once more, Chiuri and Piccioli excelled in celebrating the the woman silhouette, bringing together fragility and sensuality giving feminine grace a completely differenth depth.
The theme of this collection is one of my favorite; capturing the essence of today’s contemporary women; capturing the changes, giving it a modern yet so romantic perspective. The two creative directors were inspired by Emilie Louise Floge, the was Gustav Klimy’s companion and a true bohemian star of the Vienna Secession. The second muse is Celia Birtwell, wife of Ossie Clark, outstanding London figure and today the author of pictorial prints and creative images. I love how bohemian romanticism seems to be a recurrent topic in the recent Valentino collections, giving the creations sensuality, exoticism and lightness.
The show kicked off with a series of black and white looks, giving a very graphic dimension to the collection. The monochrome scope is followed by a palette full of shades of holf, ivory, green, pale blue and powder pink.
The dominating elongated and vertical silhouette opened the door to a very beautful layering game. I could wear those lace dresses with a long coat anyday and the high waisted-skirts are bound to become the brand’s hit pieces next winter. Last but not least, the show closed with the stunning floral prints and butterfly motifs worked on in collaboration with Celia Birtwell. As for Valentino accessories’ lovers, get ready for the statement constructed shoulder bags and the ankle boots with zippers, they’re my ultimate favorite from this show!
Once more, Valentino tells us a beautiful story, capturing the diversity of today’s woman. And what’s fashion without beautiful style stories? We always want to dream more..