Valentino SS18 – Paris Couture Week

The real romance.

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s work is all about the Valentino we already love; but always with a surprise. This round it’s all about romance but with a strong contemporary touch. Think new shapes, materials and details. A show that went crescendo, going stronger and stronger to the sound of a mesmerising opera tune.

The fashion show debuted with very ready-to-wear like looks as interesting trousers hit the runway. Cut as cool wide-leg pants, paired with button-downs, sweaters, or even a leather jackets, to please every woman. I loved that.

Eccentric hats made a huge impact on the runway, coupled up with feathered heels, leather gloves, and stunning necklaces and earrings over evening wear. Dresses cut in the same silhouettes with high necks and skirts floating away from the body brought in a breath of fresh air.

What speaks Valentino more than reds and fuchsia dominating the runway? Think a pastel palette with baby pink, mint green, and an earthy palette (love the camel hues). Femininity is at the core of these delicate gowns, and I loved that the models not only walked with ease but made us feel so much strength.

The show ended with several sequinned gowns and other dresses using shiny fabrics, remind us that it is all about Couture, that any of these gowns could take us straight to the red carpet. I would see several of these pieces worn by the Arab Woman to special occasions. They’re incredible.

Standing ovation for Pierpaolo, incredible emotions. THANK YOU for yet another dream.

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