Valentino’s pre-fall collection is awash with dark colours, reds and whites, heavily laden in greys giving off a gothic feel with the corals bringing this collection to modern day.
Lots of lace is present in this collection in both black and coral, velvet is also key in rich colours on floor length dresses and more wearable pieces such as trousers, skirts and tops. The whole collection gives a slight nod to the renaissance period.
Various shapes are used in the collection, from puff sleeves and a-line coats to nipped in waists and paper bag trousers. Detailing is key with bows embellishments, ribbons tied into little soft bows around necks and waists keep the feminine modern touch on the heavy velvet pieces.
I much prefer the darker colour palette outfits as I feel the coral pieces are a bit too playful, however the coat pictured above is beautiful.