Valentino’s Modern Bride

This past week, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week took place. So many beautiful collections walked the runway, but one of my favourites was the Valentino show.

Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Valentino designer, showed his haute couture collection in Paris on Wednesday. This was the first time Piccioli had designed the haute couture collection by himself, since his former partner Maria Grazia Chiuri became Dior’s creative director.

As I went through pictures of the effortless and simple collection, many of the dresses made me think of what a modern bride would wear. Pulling away from the strapless ball gown look, the Valentino bride has a straight, almost a-line dress that gives her a long silhouette. Although it’s not a bridal collection and not all the pieces were white, even the coloured dresses made me think of something a different and special bride would wear.

Within the line, there were also looks with flowy pants, which made me think of a bride that wouldn’t necessarily want to wear a dress on her special day. The models looked angelic while also portraying androgyny in their looks.

The embellishment of sequins and flowers made the models look like they came out of a fairy tale and the pops of colours made them break away from the unity of the collection, yet they were still tied together by the ethereal feel of the flowy dresses.








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