Valentino Couture

At its very core haute couture is powered by one all-encompassing emotion -love. Designers create their one-of-a-kind garments because they love craftsmanship, beauty, creativity and challenging themselves.


Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2015 

A tribute to ‘love’, to the feeling that makes the world go round. This is how designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli describe their Haute Couture Spring 2015 Collection for the Maison Valentino. For the collection, Chiuri and Piccioli’s inspiration board was lined with quotes from Shakespeare, Dante’s Inferno, and the paintings of Marc Chagall -hopeless romantics all.


Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2015 

Many moons ago under the clouds of Greek mythology, a girl sold her soul for love. She plucked a narcissus from its floral bed, and as it snapped from its resting place, her feet began to tremble and the earth was split in two. Life for Persephone would never be the same again. This is the narrative one imagines come to life in the Valentino Collection. Where William Morris-esque stunningly complex jewels cascade amongst tapestry landscapes, representing two sides of the sentiment. Poetry in motion.


Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2015

Folkloric inspired garments more fluid than a Dante poem. Billowing gowns ruffled in velveteen, intricately embroidered in petals and Tajikistan manuscripts, dramatic and dainty lace head to toe, sensuous claret colors, and Italian verse romancing on sinuous tulle formulating Chagall dreamscapes. Worn by ethereal icons with their hair woven through with wild flowers and pulled up in a halo around their heads, echoing Virgil’s romantic scripture stitched upon their breast “Amor Vincit Omnia” Love conquers all. In Valentino unsurpassed craftsmanship style. Just beautiful. My favorite haute couture collection ever to grace the fashioned art form. Mythological Magic.