“Peace, love and harmony” for Valentino Pre-Fall 2015
With a big spotlight on day-to-day wearability and strong graphics, Valentino's latest ready-to-wear collection was a burst of new energy with waves from the past. Referencing the seventies in its silhouettes, designer duo Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli teamed up with textile designer Celia Birtwell, who created the exquisite floral patterns, inspired by Sandro Botticelli's La Primavera painting.
Seen across a range of elegant dresses, the renaissance-inspired motifs were stitched across a myriad of different styles, from an all-over embroidered silk georgette maxi with long sleeves to a printed mini-dress with lace inserts.
This Valentino collection featured a youthful spin on sophisticated daywear as Chiuri and Piccioli focused on patterns and texture, using rich embroideries and metal studs on wool blazers as well as using contrasting stitching on streamlined denim trousers paired with an artsy tailored jacket – keeping things beautiful and modern.