Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Valentino resort 2019


 In its original incarnation Valentino’s brand brought to mind many things, among those would be chic, slick, expensive, red, sexy, raffiné, sometimes matronly, exquisitely rendered, impeccable details, body conscious and this list can continue   but be aware are this …………… this incarnation has NONE of that appeal or panache nor does it conjure any of those qualities except possibly the rendering and the cost.
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One might suppose the head scarf and sunglasses are supposed to be reminiscent of the late Jackie O but to most who see these images I might be bold enough to say that at least half of the eyes do not recognize that fact. In fact this not what one might consider Valentino light... it looks much more like Valentino for H&M and one might even  suppose that even at that level this wouldn’t t elicit much more than yawn.
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 The media can rave and ooh and aaah about these clothes with all their regurgitated “facts and explanations and inspiration” but the time has come to call this out what this as one big freakin joke. Sadly I wonder who is laughing. A collection like this is cause to mourn what has been lost and what has disappeared from the amazing emotions and reactions that the brand once conjured and garnered. 
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RIP or riposare in pace