How do you dress a flower? That must have been the question on Valentino’s creative designer Pierpaolo Piccioli, as he pondered the concept for his heroic Fall 2018 collection.
Showed during Paris Fashion Week, Valentino went for elegant drapery over his feminine muse, and wrapped her like a newly crowned prima donna.
The looks from the collection were draped from head to toe in flowing gowns, some with lots of scalloped hemlines. Pierpaolo then chose to use color, particularly red and white, to communicate the passion and desire that belie the serene and at times quite regal looks. And, he used lots of solid colors.
Standing out even further were the monochromatic white and black full length gowns, which seemed to hacken to a more conservative era, particularly borrowing from the era of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice of shoulderless full length gowns, as well as the maxies and boubous of the seventies.
It’s all elegance re-imagined for the 21st century, in Valentino’s Fall 2018 collection.