July 27, 2012

Valentino Couture Fall 2012: Gustave Moreau Inspired

Normally, Valentino will be the typical Valentino. Laces, brocades, lavish embroidery and beadwork, as well as feminine draping altogether creating such a romantic collection (as always). Everything is oh so very gorgeous and dreamy.

But this collection is quite different, in a sense that they prolong the darker air in the previous Fall/Winter RTW 2012 collection.

"The show is half inspired by the painter Gustave Moreau", said Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, leading designers of the couture house.

"He was a lover of dark colours but never painted with black."

See the heavy brocades with painted floral patterns on few pieces. Then, the super rich and super lux gown with extravagant embroideries.

There's a beauty in simplicity, so it says. These midnight-blue dresses all come in simple, clean lines which flatter the body's natural shape and at the same time, exude the elegance a lady ought to possess. The idea is to soften things down to the basic.

"We also think couture is about pure shape," said Chiuri. I love her!

The most sophisticated red gown. There's no need to put thick makeup, complicated hairdo, statement jewelry, huge carat diamond ring. All the Valentino women need to do is to simply slid in the evening dress and be the walking artwork. The gown speaks for itself. 

Courtesy of Vogue, fashionologie