If you thought I’d shared the last of my Couture coverage you are wrong. Be glad. Because while the Valentino Spring 2013 Couture Collection doesn’t have the secret garden of Dior or the enchanted forest of Chanel, it is stunning. And it is truly a couture collection- full of intricate handwork on a grand imaginative scale. If you like your couture with a dash of fantasy, this collection has it!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the pair behind the Valentino label, are proving ‘two heads are better than one’ with beautiful piping, layers of organza and detailed embroidery—just to mention a few of the details seen in the collection.
In fact, there was so much overwhelming beauty, I realized I was holding my breath part way through the slide show! Fortunately the detailed work was met with some structured pieces that offered balance to the otherwise delicate collection. Additionally, while the color scheme was subdued with silvers, whites and blacks, there were still bright pops of Valentino red that almost acted as a palate cleanser to all of the soft perfection.
And now, for a taste of the collection (and let me tell you— I had a hard time narrowing down a few pieces to share!):
Tell me (especially those of you who aren’t typically Valentino fans!!!), how do you feel about the Valentino Spring 2013 Couture Collection?
Images via Style.com / Marcus Tondo