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













Picture Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk/

Follow me: Bloglovin ... Facebook ... Etsy 


10 comments:

  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
    xx

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

    Blog | Cocochic
    Bloglovin | http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/1823055/

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

    Kendra
    xx

    Blog: Stolen Inspiration
    Instagram: KendraAlexandra
    Bloglovin': Stolen Inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi, dear! I just wrote an article and I mentioned your outfit! Hope you'll like it! http://www.tendinteinmoda.com/2013/07/10-moduri-in-care-sa-porti-salopeta.html

    Kisses~

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

    x

    http://theisabelmarcelo.blogspot.com

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    Shanni
    http://shannisideup.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  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.

    http://oolalachic.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice post, looove the collection
    http://lostinwonderlandxo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete