Via WWD Valentino RTW Fall 2014
Valentino RTW Fall 2014, Rome is where the heart is for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. A consistent and deep source of inspiration for the designers, their hometown culture has yielded some spectacular work, this fall collection ranking near the top.
The runway proved a broad thematic umbrella. It covered both schools of Pop as well as the idea of the individualist spirits of the artists and a whiff of Sixties Mod hat played out in a beautiful display of craftwork and rich detail. The show opened with optical dots in combinations of pink, black, white and red, arranged in striking vertical patterns on a slim leather jacket and a fitted sweater worn over a fringed leather skirt. Then came Mod-ish versions of Chiuri and Piccioli’s long-sleeve dress silhouette, this time with flared skirts and stiff shirt collars.