Thursday, July 7, 2016

Valentino haute couture fall 2016



It’s so positively Elizabethan I tell you!! It’s so medieval I tell you!! Paging Maid Marion!!!



Whatever you call it, I call it a theme beaten to death but that’s the MO of these two designers.  They theme a collection until it begs for mercy and this one might be mistaken for a costume epic due to the intense references. The white ruff which one can supposed is like a white collar is little more than a weak ruffle slammed onto almost every single piece; consider what the collection would look like minus the white collar?


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The collection is huge a usual but the point is that after a while no matter how exquisitely made, no matter how a arresting that image, the clothes are basically boring and almost  costume like. We went from somber and sober to why bother and who cares. At these prices these clothes should be spectacular on every level but instead it is this droning on and on til hell won’t have it. 

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Love the red!