Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Valentino Spring 2016 PFW



Tribal, Africa, monastic, safari, gladiator, spartan, zoo animals and haute hippies are just a few things that come to mind. This designing duo of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, is no stranger to “see thru” so this trend is second nature for them. What cannot be disputed here is the FACT that the clothes are exquisitely made no matter what you think of them. 
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Another indisputable FACT is that there is no expense spared which is totally reflected in the stratospheric retail prices of the more decorous pieces as well as in the intricate laces they have perfected to reflect their image of the brand.

 
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For the first time in ages the collection is easy on my eyes for reasons I am not quite sure of why but it might have to do with a presentation where the models are wearing make-up and their hair has been “done.” I’m thinking that what has happened is that I am transfixed by the techniques and abilities of their workrooms as well as the designers’ imagination. That of course doesn’t mean, I love the clothes but when there is so much garbage being shown…. this is looking mighty good to me and not as matronly as it has been in the past.

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They have carved out their rebranding and put their imprimatur on the brand and they have stuck to it and even though this is something that even Heinie has done  ... but … well you can see who is the more successful of the 2... take away Heinie’s hype and you have H&M or and Forever 21 and here you have deliciously undemocratic high fashion that caters to women who wish to look special and feel beautiful as opposed to drug addled street whores.

 
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If there is no other reason to even like this collection , one must admit that Chiuri and Piccioli elevate fashion to an art form and in today’s “climate” that is as rare as a rooster with socks as the Texans say!