Valentino PFW AW17-18
Paris Couture week came and gone leaving us still thinking about all the glorious designs we saw at multiple catwalks throughout the week. I am talking about a week filled with imaginative fashion creativity with wonderful pieces, a wide color palette and designs that leaned more towards casual. Comfort was the key for this Paris Couture week.
For example, the well-known House of Valentino impressed us with their simplicity and with the fact they looked rather conservative and subtle, but also very feminine in a not so obvious way. The feminine touch was silently making its appearance on the catwalk with no much nudity to promote femininity.
Yes, Valentino’s Couture collection had a wide palette of vibrant colors, from pink to white, sky blue and yellow. The kind of color palette that reminded us more of a summer time than fall 2017. The velvet touches of the fabrics were rather interesting, a very smart touch from the creative director.
Extravagant is a word you can’t use to describe Valentino’s couture collection. We saw loose casual and comfortable pants, loose overcoats draped over the models, and few dresses with subtle cut outs. The dresses float on the runway around the model with certain grace, maybe this was Valentino’s way to honor a new, different type femininity – one that doesn’t need the appearance of whole lot of skin for the woman to look sexy or attractive.
The flower embroidered details were a nice touch on the clothing, as well as the use of the most common catwalk trend, which of course is the c-through. Oh, yes, it’s real. The latest week we saw many c-through detailed designs on the catwalk and Valentino is no exception. However, Valentino chose to use this new, very hot trend, but without over doing it. The company’s c-through designs were in no way too revealing or provocative, as said before, this couture collection did not have that kind of atmosphere. On the contrary, the c-through details were used with care and much attention, creating very beautiful designs that honored Valentino’s name and fashion values.
Is it just me, or did Valentino just tried to bring back an elegant femininity that doesn’t rely on aggressive nudity?
Photo Credits: Vogue