March 9, 2012

Valentino – Fashion’s Folkloric Heritage

Watch the Valentino Fall/Winter 2012-2013 show here:

Taking into account that the style that Italian Fashion House Valentino has accustomed us to is a most refined and luxurious one, it seems almost ironic that the inspiration for the Fall/Winter 2012-2013 season was drawn by designers Pier Paolo Piccioli Maria Grazia Chiuri from worldwide folklore. It was, however, perfectly mixed with a dash of elegance, to form an exquisite collection.

The designer duo imagined a series of outfits with a romantic edge, in tone with the House’s tradition, but did not forget to leave their personal mark. The show opened with a series of structured silhouettes in the form of leather capes and skirts, moving on to floor-length gowns in autumnal shades like black, ivory, scarlet or beige.

The clothes came to life due to floral and abstract prints and romantic details such as lace embroidery, transparent veil and skirts with frills also made an appearance as usual.

The highlights of the collection were the pieces inspired by folklore outfits. An eclectic mix of motifs and traditions found their way onto the garments, providing the clothes with an artisanal allure. Globe-trotter-chic, one might say.

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