Valentino: Des Ateliers Haute Couture
Valentino presented their Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2021-22 Collection last week. The inspiration behind this collection was to create a dialogue around the analogy that "painting is to contemporary art what Haute Couture is to fashion".
At first look, Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli brings this analogy to life with bold colors. The artistic concepts of monochrome, complimentary and contrasting colors were used all throughout the collection to create various looks. Going even deeper the idea of layering was also intertwined into the collection. Additionally, layering is perfect for fall and winter as we look to keep ourselves warm during those cold months. Lastly, you will notice Valentino’s usage of multiple different silhouettes. There was a perfect mix between looser, more flowing garments, as well as more angular, structured ones. There's an ensemble for each and every possible occasion.
This collection is creative, versatile, and definitely embodies many core elements of visual arts. The team over at Valentino should congratulate themselves on a beautifully executed show.
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