Valentino’s shows always create some sort of chaos and “furore” in the world of fashion and are one of the highly anticipated shows by the fashionistas all around the world. And if you are looking for a word that will describe the new Valentino spring/summer 2015 collection, let us help you: go with the word “perfect”, because really, there’s probably no better word to use when talking about the new utterly gorgeous and breathtaking Valentino pieces we loved so much. We mean, how can one collection be both luxurious and casual? Both elegant and effortless? Inspired from the 18th century tradition of the Grand Tour for discovering Italy’s exquisite art, culture and beautiful sights, the newest Valentino collection bore plenty of motifs of Rome and its most popular sights.
Grace, femininity and exquisite elegance are the main focuses of the Valentino spring/summer 2015 collection, which, as expected, showed lots of dramatic chiffon, organza and lace designs, flowing silhouettes and awe-inspiring evening gowns. The designers had used lots of nature motifs in their spring line, which first presented those romantic floral patterns put in various shades and styles, and then the uber-fabulous underwater world inspiration, decorating the see-through flowing gowns and dresses with starfish, shellfish and even ship patterns. It was all just breathtaking and so dreamy!
Dark blues are a popular choice almost every season, but the way different designers employ the color in their creations changes from season to season. This time Italian fashion gurus Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, using the versatile color, had created a subtle, rather skin revealing dress with delicate, printed patterns, long jackets with interesting collars, midi A-line skirts that were worn with short-sleeved shirts, as well as lacy dresses and skirts paired with loosely knit sweaters.
After showcasing mainly monochrome pieces, the designers presented a whole array of patterned dresses and coats in every color. Mini dresses were mostly short-sleeved, some with plunging necklines, other with small collars. We had also maxi dresses with long sleeves, some of them with frilly layers. Of separates we should mention outright chic shorts with matching collared tops worn under square-shoulder jackets with floral details.
White pieces in the Valentino spring/summer 2015 collection were mostly designed from lace. Subtle long skirts and matching tops, short-sleeved collared dresses and high collar jumpsuits just took our breaths away! The collection could not be without red dresses as well, although the color seemed to be “poorly presented” at this year’s collection. Red satin had been used to design a sleeveless, round neckline dress with elasticated waist and the color was also seen in forms of decorative prints on pants and dresses.
But to feel the whole ethereality and delicacy of the new Valentino collection, we had to wait until the very end of the show. Sporting any of these pieces, we are more than sure, any woman is capable of stealing any evening! Overflowing chiffon, exquisite tailoring, intricate beadwork, the subtlest of prints and patterns and romantic and feminine silhouettes were those factors, which made these dresses permanently stamped in our heads. We were head over heels with a flowy, dark blue dress made of a see-through fabric and worn over skin tone underwear. Another high-profile item closing the show was a white, fragile and free-flowing deep V-neck dress with puffy shoulders that had been embellished with silver stars of all sizes scattered all over it.
To toughen up the looks, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli had gone for flat lace-up sandals with the straps reaching just below knees. For bags, Valentino offered leather handbags, clutches and shoulder bags, some in the already iconic red color of the Italian brand.
Valentino did it again! Isn’t it great when you pin your hopes on your favorite brands to present the coolest and chicest pieces and they don’t disappoint you? No wonder this brand is adored by thousands of women all around the world!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK