Saturday, 6 July 2013

Valentino HC F/W 2013-14

Valentino Haute Couture F/W 2013-14, Paris Haute Couture, Fashion week, baroque, medieval

Touching on brocade in my last post, it seems a major influence in Valentino's Haute Couture F/W 2013/14 collection harks back to the medieval and baroque days. With it's antique gold trimmings and cameo-like windows, showing not a portrait of a human but rhinoceroses and lions, everything was fit for a queen.

That royal air was most apparent in it's ornate intricacies and looking through the details gallery, one can see the amazing craftsmanship. So much so that if Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccoli (creative directors since 2008) told me that their 'blood, sweat and tears' went into each gown, I would believe them.

Working with materials such as tweed and cashmere, the collection screamed elegance and expense. However I also sensed some level of purity. Without getting deep into any biblical references, there was a cleansing element so crisp and upfront as if in midst of purgatory.
Confess everyone, we're under the rule of the Valentino monarchy ... 

Valentino Haute Couture F/W 2013-14, Paris Haute Couture, Fashion week, baroque, medieval

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  1. I'm really digging the brocade movement, and Valentino has pulled it perfectly! Such elegance and refinery - thanks for sharing this Sharon :)

    Thara from Moss & Stone

  2. LOVE the back of the tweed outfit. Stunning.x

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  3. These dresses are amazing!
    Your blog is great too, going back to check out past posts now!


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  4. Hi, dear! I just wrote an article and I mentioned your outfit! Hope you'll like it!


  5. Just found your blog and I LOVE IT! Your style is amazing!
    Those Valentino pieces are amazing.


  6. This collection is stunning beyond words. So hauntingly beautiful

  7. Hey Sharon! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog!
    I didn't even know you knew who I was LOL
    Yours is so nice as well by the way ahhh ♥
    Hope we can talk more soon! xx


  8. Valentinos show are always great! To me he's one the designers that you can't help but have respect for. He's a genius and i would love to meet him one day.

  9. Nice post, looove the collection