Breaks are not easy. We have to learn to live our life again alone, recreating our habits while that emptiness is still there. A spear through the heart, this is how Pierpaolo Piccioli lived it through after his partner in creative design, Maria Grazia Chiuri had left Valentino for making her own creations at Dior.
This wasn’t the first (or second) change in the world of highest fashion, and everyone was curious how he would do alone. I think we can say, this change isn’t that obvious at first (or the second :)) glance, but after all, it shouldn’t have been either. This collection is still very Valentino with all the soft princess-y, feminine lines, vibrant (mainly magenta and pink) colors, beautiful and rich fabrics and the inevitable sheer gowns with embellishments. And this is a nice feeling actually, gives the comfort of continuity in this big, crazy, unpredictable world.
The new things are hiding in the small details, like the before mentioned spear and heart motives, the slight Art Nouveau feel with micro mini bags on chain, and the small pictures on the gowns which show an undeniable resemblance to Hieronymus Bosch’s strangely amazing art. The make-ups and hairs are beautiful too, which is big thing to say from me, as I rarely mention them. What can I say; this beauty is exactly we can expect from a Valentino show.
I love the fact they rediscovered beautiful tights again, such a small detail but gives a lot to the luxurious feeling, doesn’t it?
Photos via vogue.co.uk
PS: Having had the problem with notifications, it seems everything is back to normal, I hope so, but we keep an eye on it just in case. 🙂