Presenting at Paris Fashion Week is quite a big thing, especially if it is an Italian house like Valentino. In the city where everything is about fashion and where if you want to be understood you have to have a special taste in fashion, Valentino showed again that the inspiration and creativity can bring you the most incredible ideas. This time, the whole spring summer line was created around the colonies in the past. Connecting its ideas with the artistic inspiration, the designer Pierpaolo Piccioli explained that in order to find your identity you need to look beyond the city. And then, the whole runway turned into an oasis, with palm trees and silhouettes wearing voluminous designs accompanied by feathers and florals. The glamorous collection was fun and exquisite, a mixture between couture and casual.
The show started with a set of black looks including off-the-shoulder dress, slim lace dress with asymmetric cape over the shoulder, tuxedo with a front ruffle, peasant dress with balloon sleeves and bubbly skirt. And after the black, came the whole color palette and everything instantly became more joyful and playful. Valentino’s red came on few dresses, one with pleats, and another with a caped top. Then there was a pyjama dress and a romantic pink set with pleats. The color mixture was breathtaking. Purple, green, lavender, mustard – all incorporated in prints that look like were hand crafted while the floral print gave the nostalgic vibe from the 70s.
To add to the uniqueness of the collection, the feathers were an addition mainly on the accessories and footwear department. They were placed on the most unexpected places like on the sandals and handbags. The perfect balance in designs and colors is what makes this collection both work and play appropriate. No summer collection has looked more vibrant and happy as Valentino’s. Although the collection’s primary focus was on the dresses, there could be found few separates, like white shirt and black pants and sweatshirt and black skirt. The V logo could be found at the back of that same sweat shirt, as well as on the handbags, in gold, in Eighties style. Taking it to the ultimate level of skills and dressmaking, Piccioli created an over-the top collection that reminded that fashion is fun.