The latest fantasy of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli focused on a great selection of ensembles inspired by Pasolini’s Medea and other impressive characters from art and movies all dressed up in folk dresses. Numerous designers shared the love affair of the Valentino atelier for lady-like yet modern and innovative silhouettes. Style creators behind this influential brand succeeded in injecting an original and contemporary flair into neat and impressive ensembles. Finding the golden middle way between vintage or retro glamor and avant-garde is the chief objective of the Chiuri-Piccioli designer team.
The Valentino fall 2012 ready-to-wear collection grants the fashion fold with a set of precious innovations and visual attractions. Lace dresses in their most flamboyant form along with the cutting leather once-piece jumpsuit illustrate the two different spheres fused into the same style composition. Baroque design patterns like the fabulous silk-macrame meet the ultra-modern feel of napa leather works. The Valentino team claimed that the latest outfit repertoire aims to elaborate the theme of “folk, but in a modern, faceted way”.
Seasoned with a sense of romantic refinement, the latest Valentino collection distinguishes itself from the rest of the high-class fashion shows with the reluctance of designers to complement the fab ensembles with modern accessories. There are no sky-high heels, statement jewelries and belts. Instead, the Chiuri-Piccioli team decided to sculpt these amazing gowns from single fabric blocks.
Ultra-sophisticated lace and embroideries create the folk chic allure and turn these frocks into fairy-tale style options for formal events. The Valentino girl is ready to break with the tradition of over-styling, over-accessorizing and contemporary trends. Undoubtedly, these frog-closure coats, beaded tunics and long-sleeved dresses scream for attitude. Mixing different folk elements from popular cultures guarantee the diversity of the complete collection.
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