Valentino’s Haute Couture show lands in Gaggiandre in Venice with a breathtaking collection, in which art and elegance blend in a sublime combination.
The collection came to life on a semi-floating catwalk, framed by the arches of Sansovino, where originally docked boats in need of repairs. Now, the site is part of the Arsenal of Venice. The choice of a place of such a great artistic value is not random.
Pierpaolo Piccioli’s creations continue to amaze, especially because of his wise use of color. Indeed, the chromatic experimentation of the latest collections continues here. The connection with art is more alive than ever, in the explosions of colors such as shocking pink, chartreuse, purple, blue and pea green.
The collection is extremely versatile and varied, with clothing (precisely 84) for every occasion; it starts with mini dresses combined with maxi hats of feathers with a jellyfish effect, and then switch to long evening gowns with vibrant colors, up to suits with dynamic silhouettes.
Worthy of note is certainly the collaboration with 17 painters, including Francis Offman, Andrea Respino, Wu Rui and Jamie Nares. The result was a combination of different experiences and techniques, which combined with the tailoring of the Valentino team, helped to create clothes as real canvases.
It was a collection that required intense and very long hours of work, especially the last beautiful evening gowns at the closure. Just think of the latest look (on the cover) whose details follow the works of artist Jamie Nares It’s Raining in Naples, 2003 and Blues in Red, 2004, which took about 700 hours of work for 107 meters of fabric.