If you want to form the right imagination about romanticism, then make sure first to take a look at the wonderful Valentino spring 2012 collection, unveiled at Paris Fashion Week, and you’ll immediately get it. Always designing chic and gorgeous dresses that you can’t even find the right occasion to wear them, Valentino has gained the fame of impeccable tailoring and fantastic designs that instantly carry you away into the world of dreams, the world of fantasies and romanticism. For the upcoming warm season, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli once again delivered dreamy elegance and whimsical romanticism through the amazing Valentino spring 2012 collection, featuring an array of ladylike dresses, delicate fabrics, soft lace, ruffles, otherworldly embroideries and enchanting colors. Not convinced yet? Just take a look!
As the designers confessed it was exactly the Mexican embroidery, but also the photographs of Graciela Iturbide and Edward Weston that inspired them for creating this utterly feminine line. Moreover, they also mentioned Tina Modotti and Georgia O’Keeffe. “Women that had a more personal kind of beauty, very sensual and sensitive. It’s all about organic textures but in a very simple shape with the memory of couture,” Chiuri said. “Fashion is a dream, and in this moment we need dreams,” Piccioli added.
This is another breathtaking collection from the legendary Italian label, a collection, which brings a fascinating waterfall of pretty lace, ruffles and chimerical embroideries. And indeed it was a fantastic show, one that you’d like to watch over and over again. Walking the line between womanly sophistication and girlish innocence, the adorable and the sweet, the fanciful and the accessible, the Valentino spring/summer 2012 collection is an overwhelming plethora of strapless dresses, ones with puffed shoulders, trench coats, floor-length gowns with loads of embroidery and flowers, but also skirts, pants and blouses. The Valentino woman opts for leather along with peekaboo cutouts, minimal maxi gowns and traditional lace, spicing things up with flat shoes and slightly mussed hair for the upcoming season.
Exquisite details, floral lace motifs and hand-painted flowers, velvet appliqués, cotton lace, inset lace into paper-thin leather, metallic lace completed the looks, making them really sweet and memorable. The color palette included mostly white, black, beige and sand, but also vibrant shades of neon pink, yellow and red. Dizzy floral prints came to spice things up and increase the dreamy allure of the line. Flat sandals and lace espadrilles finished off those featherlike silhouettes, while pastel-colored makeup and soft braids boosted femininity and sophistication sky high. Who could ever argue that the Valentino spring 2012 collection isn’t just ideal?
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