collection images: valentino, pre-fall
by Jeremy Danté
delicately handled is the valentino legacy since he retired in 2008 & that same essence of delicacy is felt through the label’s current collections. completely resurfacing the chic factor of the label, brand creative directors, , maria grazia chiuri & pier paolo piccioli have managed to collectively represent the valentino past while injecting elements of the new generation. feminine charm & sheer textiles layer the collection that is kept simple with neutrals, black & pale yellows. red, a valetino signature is also seen in the collection as simulated florals lightly tip the edges of a few of the dress designs. i admire the cohesion seen from the valentino label in the last three seasons. from a dark aesthetic laced with fluttering bows, to the white couture collection & now to this- a feel of continuity is being greatly represented & i am thrilled to see what is presented for fall. a beautiful & refined vision is seen for the pre-fall with unexpected use of animal print & amazing attention to silhouette. i love this collection & am always exceptionally satisfied with the collection put forth by the iconic fashion house. a stunning addition to an already astounding legacy. i applaud this collection while standing on my feet.