One of the Haute Couture shows I most eagerly anticipate is Valentino. I am a huge admirer of Valentino designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. This S/S 2015, they went with romance, referencing Dante, Shakespeare, Marc Chagall amongst others.
Expecting the exquisite, I have to say that this was a mixed collection for me. The first half of the show had far too much jolly Tyrolean mountain and Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall in the outfits I saw. Yes, brilliant workmanship, lovely colours and gorgeous fabrics but, umm, not really touching my kinda style aesthetic at all.
Thankfully, things began to change with some sleek velvet dresses and then the exquisite crept back in with some beautiful frocks just made for Keira Knightly to waft down a red carpet in. Bliss, my faith was restored … somewhat.
I still felt a little disappointed though – like my heroes had let me down, like Federer losing a tennis match. It happens, doesn’t it? I just wish it were not so. and that I didn’t have to see it.
My highlights of the show are here. All images courtesy of Fashionising Runway, do click on the link to see the full Valentino Haute Couture S/S 2015 collection.