SS16 Valentino: Out of Africa
SS16 Valentino show took place today at Espace Ephemere in the Tuileries Gardens and what a show it was. As usual, you can see that the craftsmanship on each piece is of the highest quality and that every detail is thought through. Each piece fits the feminine body like a glove, the look is very delicate, but at the same time it conveys a strong message of resilience.
The use of earthy tones was harmonious and the whole collection combines well with the other pieces in it. There is no discord. The African theme is sophisticated, yet tribal at the same time and the hint of wilderness makes the collection that much more interesting. Recurring African masks motifs in the bags and braided hair gives the collection some edge.
Designers: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli.