For Fall, Valentino Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli get pretty creative. The prints reminding me of walking into a vibrantly hued Ikea store when I was 9. Bring back that creative arts and craftsy feel, in a more mature fashion. As Grazia Chiuri and Piccioli use their signature silhouettes of: Cape, Lace Dress, Trench, Full Skirt, A Delicately Cutout Neckline on a Dress, and a Baroque Haute Couture like Evening Gown. Giving the collection that Creative, artsy feel that I just love, with a very wearable and Classy twist.
Last week’s Valentino Pre-Fall collection no doubt seemed to be our preview for today’s Haute Couture collection in Paris. As those butterfly embroidered gowns may have just been the inspiration. As Valentino’s Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli take us on an Imaginary journey to a Mystical Garden, far far away. With a butterfly embroidered cape. Feathers top off a tutu in rich hues of: Olive, Oxblood, and Nude. A Cheetah gets drawn onto a floor length evening gown. Fringe tops off an Asian inspired robe. While lace covers Neutral hued evening gowns. All apart of Valentino’s mystical journey. Bon Voyage!
From baroque evening gowns, Native American printed jackets, to an Owl sweater dress, and flower petals draping on a black chiffon gown. Valentino Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli seem to be putting together many of their elements from collections over the past year with some elements, for a very fresh feel. As Chiuri and Piccioli will be presenting their Menswear collection for the House, tomorrow and the awaiting Haute Couture collection next week. They leave us Sparked with excitement on their upcoming collections. Especially when a black lace and sheer dress gets a ruffled sheer white collar, very Pre-Fall/Fall 2013 inspired. Beautiful Native American inspired prints, (one of my favorite Pre-Fall trends), get warmed up for Winter’s frost. My favorite Preppy staples of tweed, cashmere, and the Equestrian boot get vamped up with Tropical printed hairbands, oversized handbags, and moccasins. Fur gets an Artistic vamp. An olive cap serves more as a drape than a dress. Brightly gleaming Butterflies shimmer on a black chiffon evening gown. And Baroque and Lace evening gowns make me go back to July when Valentino’s Haute Couture collection hit the runways! Eclectic, indeed!!!!!
One of the biggest names in Fashion now a days, Valentino has officially opened up a new boutique in Shanghai. This one, however, comes with it’s very own Stunning collection. Consisting of 83 looks, the collection shows off many textures of fabrics and styles seen throughout recent Valentino collections, but this time all in the color Red. As Stunning and Gorgeous as the collection was, Valentino Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli simply call it Collection Shanghai 2013.
Known for their breathtaking gowns, season after season, there’s no surprise that Valentino‘s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli have left everyone Speechless. In their show notes, the show took inspiration from, “Imaginary Ethnic Groups,” as the collection took a more Queenly approach. There is also a little bit of a reminiscence to the costumes from the Game of Thrones.
I really loved though, the mix of neutral and pastel hues, with rich hues of Oxblood and Navy seen throughout the collection. And the mixture of textures, especially those suede shorts and capes paired with those chiffon bow tied tops. But the many prints seen throughout the collection, really gave a Conservative, Queen like vibe; and in fabrics of lace and silk, and many belted around the waist. It just looks so modern. Masterpiece, indeed.