Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli took a walk on the inclusive, floral side for Paris Fashion Week. He created a collection that offered something for everyone with a botanical almost mystical feel kind of way.
The show took place in a simple room with almost a garden-like appeal, complete with greenery hanging from different areas that felt fresh. The audience was filled with eager socialites that couldn’t wait to see what Piccioli would come up with this time around.
Much to everyone’s surprise the iconic fashion house went a completely different direction from its usual Renaissance virginal vibe that its known for and went for a modern feminine feel instead. Once the designs began being showcased it was clear Piccioli brought Spring to Paris for Valentino’s Fall 2018 collection.
The range presented flowing structures in a sophisticated palette of colors that glided through the runway. Featuring an abundance of floral patterns in different fabrics that were used in at least a third of the designs, scalloped and/or ruffled hems that were perfectly layered to recreated flowers in bloom, high-necked dresses that had petal-like shoulders were paired with capes that finished the look for that hint of sophisticated floral and oversized cozy sweaters that made a statement.
There were also monochromatic looks in hues of rich blood red, punchy pink, earth green, saturated marigold and bolder shades of lavender. Texture played a big role in the collection offering pieces with fringe, pleats, open knit, lace, rhinestones and even feathering that gave the range a sense of intricacy.
Additionally, evening gowns played a big role this time around, they came in daring floral prints, vibrant hues, multiple different textures and even the hemlines had a little something feminine to offer. Accessories were showcased with a modern twist of versatility there was an array of handbags in multiple different shades. Along with flat and heel boots with hints of bedazzled crystals, and even tiny box clutches that stole the show.
Pierpaolo Piccioli brought life to this assembly of designs, there was something fresh yet sophisticated that oozed millennial beauty. It is safe to say the legendary brand is looking to broaden their clientele with these classic fashion staples.
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