Lace, Butterflies and Italian Pop Art: Valentino Fall/Winter 2014

Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli were once again inspired by Rome, only this time their mood board was infused with with Italian Pop Art from sixties and works of female artists such as Carla Accardi, as well as Commedia dell’arte costumes. In the first part of the show we have seen some 1960-s style A-line dresses with colourful prints, Harlequin-inspired leather patchwork pieces and monastic style dresses, but then their signature lace, tulle and renaissance embroidery with butterflies and animal motifs started to emerge. Towards the end of the show they combined all the elements together in a delightful spread of evening gowns. It was especially interesting to see how they managed to turn Pop art graphics into a pattern for one of their buttoned up dresses. The last gown in navy blue with big red heart across the chest was inspired by the work of female artist Giosetta Fioroni.

”It’s important to give people the freedom to be themselves” said Maria Grazia Chiuri after the show.  But while each of their epic couture quality evening dresses is a work of art to keep for life, the collection also features great ready-to-wear looks as well. There were some simple and modern pieces which are definitely a must for the next fall/winter season such as reversible capes, colourful cardigan coats and shirt collar dresses.

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Images: www.vogue.com

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