- Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012
This season Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s designs for Valentino took on an edgier, tougher vibe juxtaposed the traditional ladylike romanticism that has become synonymous with the fashion house.
The show opened with leather coating skirts and dramatic capes paired with white collared sheer shirts. Sheer and mesh fabrics could also be found throughout on pants and dresses with strategically placed vintage flowers and lace lending the perfect amount of coverage. As the show progressed many red carpet worthy dresses emerged in beige, black, winter white and classic Valentino red, many featuring the most beautifully delicate embroidery. Silhouettes were structured yet fell away from the body, trousers were tailored and blouses were very much refined. Overall the collection was a lovely play on delicate felinity vs. masculinity.