The combination of French and Italian traditions in creating clothes, as well as the game of proportions and finishing features, brought worldwide fame to the Italian designer Valentino Garavani. He has become a fashion legend, styled by the world's top celebrities and beyond. The Valentino dress has become a symbol of femininity, sophistication and the desire to express yourself in a modern way, without ignoring classical traditions.
2016 Fashion Trends
The Fall/Winter 2016 ready-to-wear show set new trends as the collection's creators see them. The most popular were monochrome and black and white dresses. Draw attention to prints of dragons, abstract and geometric motifs, a combination of patterns in the same style. Traditional red dresses were also featured in the brand's collection. Models of colored lace did not become key, but only introduced minor color accents for the mood.
Most of the models of dresses were supplemented with a stand-up collar, which also indicates a trendyorientation. A bow with long ties under the neck brought a feminine touch to the looks. Separately, it is worth noting the presence of voluminous knitted sweaters that complemented the Valentino dress in multi-layered ensembles.
Celebrities and the Valentino brand
The designer started his career by studying in France, enrolling in the High Fashion Syndicate school. He worked for Dior, Balenciaga, Laroche and several other famous fashion houses before opening his first atelier in 1959. It happened in Italy when he was 27 years old. He borrowed $150,000 from his father to start his own business and quickly repaid the amount thanks to the attention and favor of his celebrity clients. Rome at that time was the capital of world cinema, where stars from different countries gathered. Valentino clothes quickly gained popularity with Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Kennedy and other famous ladies.
Red Valentino dresses represent an updated brand concept. It is designed for modern, self-confident women who want to look original and at the same time not betray the traditions of sophistication and elegance.
Valentino dresses are preferred by such modern celebrities as Olivia Wilde, Adele, Nicole Kidman, Keira Knightley, Gwyneth P altrow, Jennifer Aniston and many others. Photos from the red carpet are full of works of the world brand. Especially popular are wedding dresses, which are created directly by order of Hollywood celebrities.
30 shades of red
Red has become an essential attribute of Valentino Garavani's collections. It has become iconic for the brand. Not a single show is complete without the presentation of a red dress. In 2007, the designer retired. His latest collection was marked by a fireworks display of red dresses. Show made history.
The designer talks about the existence of thirty shades of red, which he used in his collections. Every year, another spectacular red dress.
Now the fashion house is headed by Maria Grazia Chiuri in collaboration with Pier Paolo Piccioli, who breathed new life into the brand. Despite this, the essence remains the same: delicate silhouettes, floral prints, layered skirts, play of proportions and, of course, feminine lace. In light of the latest fashion trends, they deserve even closer attention. Red dress "Valentino" (lace) has become a favorite on the red carpet and fashion shows.
Fall-winter 2016 show marked another trend within the brand. They were plain black and black and white dresses. Styles and graphic solutions of silhouettes will allow even the most demanding fashionistas to choose an outfit. Black is a timeless classic, and the little black Valentino dress (pictured below) is a must-have for every fashionista's wardrobe. In the new season, the emphasis is on closed outfits that can be adapted for the office or study. A black Valentino dress will also be appropriate for holidays and parties. Gothic-style images became a source of inspirationmany designers for the winter season-2016.
Charm wedding looks
Valentino's wedding dress can be called a true work of art. Models, actresses, aristocrats are honored to order a wedding dress from a famous brand. The creative duo, head of the fashion house, created about a dozen wedding dresses for the new season, which attracted the attention of fans from all over the world. Nicky Hilton, Beatrice Borromeo, Sophie Hunter, Sophie Sanchez, Frida Gustavson, and a number of other famous personalities in the fashion world, emphasized their images with tailored outfits from Valentino. Key motifs of the season: lace, chiffon, guipure, delicate embroidery, trains of various lengths, veils, decor with fluorescent beads, transparent inserts. And these are just a few of what the authors of the outfits used to make the dreams of exquisite brides come true.
In one of his interviews, designer Valentino Garavani said that a dress should live its own life. At the same time, it should bring joy to the hostess. Dress "Valentino" in any color can brighten up the day and give admiring glances of others. It's a little dream embodied in every new look.