Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Valentino - #PFW Spring 2017

"Piccioli is an avid researcher, a fan of the Renaissance, an expert in all forms of couture techniques, and even more importantly, is curious and open to the world beyond the Valentino headquarters in Rome. [With that being said] they were wearing a collection he'd based on looking at a lot of medieval art, but particularly at Hieronymus Bosch's triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights - not that the clothes read as historicist at all. "I like to now my history, and then forget it," Piccioli said at a preview. He'd also become fascinated by the work of Zandra Rhodes, the great British fashion designer of the '70s and '80s, known for her hand-drawn prints and floaty, haute hippy dresses, so he got on a plane to London to see her. In short, he aced it, not only meeting expectations but surpassing them too. If Piccioli can keep on developing that rich-looking but practical daywear, then Valentino will likely be adding a whole new constituency of customers to the ones who come to the house looking for dream dresses." - vogue.com

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