This season, Valentino unveils a string of flowing gowns, pleated and otherwise, in a stylish tribute to Hieronymus Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights crossed with contemporary touches inspired by fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.
Delicate, long dresses with either high necks or deep Vs float down the runway in various shades of pastels. Separates are just as eye-catching with brocaded coats, cool trousers, interesting floral and fanciful prints, and enchanting lace and pleated accents.
At the heart of the collection is the brand’s notion of punk, defined as a way of thinking that accepts and accentuates contrasts and imperfections instead of erasing them. It speaks of the graceful poetry of colour, even when it becomes acid and pungent; the quest for the precious, even without the preciousness.