Valentino Haute Couture for Spring/Summer 2007

by PJ on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

in 2007 Spring,fashion,fashion - haute couture

Flowy, and feminine were the first words that came to mind…

Valentino has been one of my favorite designers since I started to be interested in fashion in the 80′s. He has been such an icon and I love his designs still.

This collection is almost the opposite to Dior’s that I equally love. While Galliano’s creations are bold and flamboyant, Valentino’s are softer and calmer. But surprisingly, to me, they almost have the same visual impact. The two collections are both extremely coherent with their respective themes (and therefore so memorable) and that explains my fondness for both.

When the color palette is mainly white and palest shades of beige and pink, the shape, texture and pattern are immediately under the spotlight. The harmonious combination of fur, silk, and chiffon adds depth and dimension. It is almost as if the simplicity of the color scheme is to showcase this seamless harmony.

The shapes of the dresses are simple and clean, and the details are so exquisite. (I really enjoyed looking at the detail photos and marveling at all the ruffles, folds, and embroidery.) The whole effect is a sheer sense of elegance, further enhanced by the piled-up hair and retro-style makeup.

To me, this collection is a master class in understated and sophisticated glamour.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

mondeo Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hi,

I love this collection. It is just my style! Well, there are some dresses that are a little bit out of context, but in general the outfits are great.

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PJ Friday, June 22, 2007

Hi Ana,

Valentino is certainly one of my favorite designers, and it is just great to see him coming up with wonderful collections season after season.

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