fall prêt-à-porter, paris: valentino
by Jeremy Danté
the FW10 valentino collection emphasized ruffles & delicate silouettes this season. soft neutrals & gentle pink was matched against black & a shot of valentino red for the finale. i feel like this collection is a merge of what we’ve seen from maria grazia chiuri & pier paolo piccioli over the past three seasons. while the collections draws similarities of the SS10 couture & SS09 collections- in using spots of color; the lace & use of black draws near what we’ve seen from the FW09 collection. added with the signature valentino red for a finale to incorporate a historical homage- you have this collection. collectively, this seasons concepts & direction make compelete sense. its a form of progression. i love the fashion story that is told with the sequencing of each look; from white we go into transitions of fur & neutral, leading us to black with pink progressing into a firestarter finale with jac rocking valentino red. clear vision, clear concepts. a fair collection for the fall.