The Valentino Haute Couture 2014-15 Fall/Winter Collection was showcased in Paris on July 9, 2014. The collection reflected elements of the Pre-Raphaelite paintings and of classicism.
Valentino’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took their inspiration from a classic world: long double column dresses and georgette peplums defined and elongated the silhouette with glimpses of skin on the back, crisscrossed by leather bands, all worn with simple flat shoes that evoke gladiator sandals worn in ancient times. Dresses were tied at the waist with long lengths of leather ribbon. The back was bare and evoked a pagan-like sensuality.
Pieces of tapestries were arranged on skirts like imaginative patches, intarsia created Greek geometric shapes on jackets and coats, colors summarized the search for simplicity. Hellenic-style jacquard dresses, peplum dresses and robes were pleated with elegant simplicity.
“The woman of the Haute Couture is a multifaceted figure, fragile and strong, solemn and sensuous”, states the couture house Valentino in its press release.
VIDEO: FASHION SHOW VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE FALL/WINTER 2014-15
VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE 2014-15
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