Valentino’s gone for the message of peace, love and harmony it appears with the wonderfully enchanting Valentino pre-fall 2015 collection including certain notes of multiculturalism. It’s an interesting take on fashion when you combine a certain humanitarian ideal in with daily attire, a free spirit with the strict stitching of cloth. A dozen collections are churned out a year, with an extra couture show put on in December. It’s lovely to see the focus shift and the reality of modern life mix with the stunning beauty of Italy’s golden past.
The collaborators this season include Celia Birtwell, the genius behind the Ossie Clark’s floral prints in the 1970s, and Giosetta Fioroni, an Italian pop artist who has brought artistic references into the Valentino pre-fall 2015 collection. It appears that we can always count on Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo to always have an Italian Renaissance reference in their designs, which is clearly found this time around in the Sandro Botticelli inspirations of ethereal gowns in floral print and gorgeous embroideries. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve been waiting for the unveiling of this particular collection for weeks now. La Primavera appears to be at the center of it all and the words, “Your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love” can be found on all types of apparel presented. Grazia Chiuri believes in a future free of strife and the bohemian feel certainly hints at the coming of more peaceful days for of love and joyous moments for all.
The stars, the planets and the swirling constellations make up the outer layer of the pieces, while the essence is undoubtedly a mission to solve the world’s problems with the power of fashion, preaching how a better world can be constructed to those who are complete nihilists. Add some cropped jeans and denim flares, brass studs and silk blazers to that underlying message and you are a stylish activist with a vision and mission.
Valentino’s bringing spring to fall it seems. The midi length dress in multi-coloured floral print, with frilled hem and matching half-boots to top it all off is an interesting design that is pure and bright. The high neck and puritan overall look is interesting, while the arrows pointing upward seem to give a sign to believe in God, to think with your head and to spread the notion of peace. It’s lovely to say the least. Of course, as the hem of this dress gets shorter, the boots get taller, until you have flowers up to your knees and down to mid thighs. It’s a touch of sexy to the more innocent look, while the gold chained handbag works very well at bringing this more olden timepiece into the 21st century.
Black ribbons, ruffles and leather, stunning pleats in front and shorter hem to go with the high neck reminiscent of 18th century England. It’s a perfect balance between olden governess and modern lady, while those half boots appear once again, bring spring into her step. She leather creates the shape of a cross on her chest, bringing in the ideals of peace, of Christianity, of helping others in need.
Red gowns in an A-line shape that flares down to the ground are in. The hue and general design is reminiscent of the flow of blood, reminding us that each of us bleeds the same, that each one is alive. The lacy sleeves and chest area thin out the blood, wherein a figurative heart shape holds words emblazoned on the chest: “your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love.” Such a lovely message. Such a gorgeous visual of what that pumping of the blood looks like. Perfect!
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