Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week SS 2013: Valentino

Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Haute Couture Fashion Week was the main event of the past week. With so many beautiful shows it's difficult to pick a favorite, but in my eyes at least I'll always have a penchant for Valentino. The designer duo made up of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli closed the series of fashion shows with a beautifully crafted collection and transported us into a fantastic garden. During the fittings, Maria Grazia Chiuri described the collection as a dream, "We really wanted to create a dream, something really fantastic, magic, fairy tale. Couture is a fream, and we love to dream. Why not?".

Why not start from the inspiration of secret gardens with mazes, mosaics and romantic flowers then? It sounds like a perfect match for the flowy and ethereal floor length gowns that are the Valentino trademark. In my opinion one of the most interesting details of the collection could be found on the opening look (the red and nude colored gown below). The raised decorative pattern on the fabric suggested elaborate wrought-iron gates as if marking the entrance into this fantastic secret garden. Tulle, chiffon, lace and embroidery were the main fabrics used to give the onlookers a feeling of the delicate flowers and birds. The finale of the show was spectacular with the scattered models walking very fast giving an illusion of exotic birds or flower fairies in flight. Enjoy the show!

I really enjoyed this collection, so classic Valentino - some of the best gowns in the world if you ask me!

Photos: Marcus Tondo for


Stella said...

The first one is amazing!

Marie Zamboli said...

great pictures!! :)
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Sam said...

This is truly an exquisite and very classy collection, I like that they kept the palette simple and focused on the finer details.

Ilaria Semeraro e Alfonso De Santis said...

love this collection!!!! kisses

Outside Looking In said...

HEART, HEART, HEART!!!! I love this collection!!

Monic said...

beautiful creations :)as always well polished and interesting post:)

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I think that this is a beautiful collection, one of their best in the new Valentino's era!
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giotared said...

This is so...high society and everything. I like it!

EMA said...

That first dress is just breathtaking! It was one of my favourite couture collection as well... :)


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Margaret Cruzemark said...

I adore this collection. He makes the best dresses!
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miss b said...

A wonderful collection and varied too from the very plain to dresses with intricate detail. I love the second and third dresses.

Marissa D said...

every single item is so gorgeous <3 i heart valentino <3 <3

Ira Kharchenko said...

Amazing colllection!:) I love the 3rd dress!

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Antonella Leone said...

so beautiful *.*

shooting star said...

i love valentino...he is romantic !!!

his dresses are so romantic!!

EMA said...

Wow these are so incredible, especially the first dress! Great post :D

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