Friday, January 24, 2014

RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014, Pics + Runway Video






 Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014



The Look: According to Style.com: "Fifty-five looks for fifty-five operas. The Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were after
something new for Couture this season, and they found it in the age-old
tradition of opera. The show opened with a nod to La Traviata;
Giuseppe Verdi's score was embroidered in black on the long, full skirt
of a parchment-colored tulle dress. After that, Chiuri explained, "we
wanted to describe the character of each [opera's] protagonist in a
primordial way." By the end, they had called out all the greats:
Puccini's La Bohème inspired an elegant navy cashmere cape and silk crepe sheath. Bizet's Carmen produced a pleated bronze tulle gown with silver-gray guipure lace embroideries."




After seeing all the photos and runway video (at the end of the post) I thought it was a STUNNING collection. One of the BEST of this Paris Couture Week. I especially LOVED the monastic caftan-silhouette gowns. Simple, elegant and very Roma Alta Moda COUTURE! Bravo.



Colors: Green, sienna, mahogany, gold, black, ivory, silver, gray.






Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014



Trends: Monastic simplicity; loose tunic/caftan gowns; ballerina dresses; sheer/see-through; capes; heavy laces (above); fuller dress shapes with fitted top sections.



Collection Highlights:




Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014






Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014






Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014






Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014






Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014






Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014








 Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014








 Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014






 Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014





Click Below for Full Runway Video of Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014: