Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Valentino ... resort 2018



Let’s start out on a few positive notes ... nothing really to do with the clothes actually … it was colorful! And the models didn’t look like they were the walking dead…

Now, let’s get down to business…… HIP HOP!!! Really???  C’mon … as if this hasn’t been beaten to death now for ages. Tracksuits… it’s Valentino Guccified! or even worse Kanye'd. How sad. Fur flip flops?? 
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Any hope of recapturing the roots, taste level and allure of the heritage brand is long gone along anything that might be confused with chic or urbane. Yes, you can be sure that the clothes are wildly expensive and very well made but alas who cares? 
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As if this wasn’t all bad enough did I not detect some takes on deconstruction ala Margiela?  Did I not detect some gowns and dresses that looked like some very old Louis Féraud? Then of course there were the signature monastic looks and a few very over the top over simplified black gowns toward the end. The winner was a hot pink velvet sliver of a gown mixed in.
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I can say there were some of the most unattractive clothes I have seen in a while... many of them being lace confections and I believe one of them to be lace, charmeuse and mink all rolled into some kind of demented cheerleader costume in emerald green … then there was a whiff of Frida Kahlo in there but god only knows why.
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What else is there to say other than why on earth would anyone design or opt to knock off or rift on  what has been done over and over again? The horse died of a brutal beating a long time ago!
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