Valentino's fall 2011 lacy day wear hit the runway for Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, and designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli had true ready-to-wear creations on their hands with feminine dresses and luxe knits. Accented by python prints, furs and floral designs, the romantic garments gave way to unadulterated elegance for the new season.
Taking into consideration my current love for a darker colour palette, I also have a soft spot for the the softest, pale colours; contrasting as they do. So when I saw Valentino's Fall 2011 collection for the first time, I feel it quintessentially feeds both appetites.
I am genuinely happy that the romantic inspired feel is here to stay, complete with lace, light flower/rose prints onto the sheerest of chiffon, ruffles and rosettes; whilst managing to stray far away from the sickly, over the top fine line one can sometimes cross. Vintage style dresses and buttons, a personal favourite, also make an appearance, adding awareness to the fine detail and attention paid, for both the designers and audience.
Mixing things up by adding darker elements in navy blues and blacks with some tougher associated fabrics pulls the collection together, matching perfectly with the snakeskin boots seen paired with varying items.
I would absolutely love to own an item from this collection, but added to a wishlist high above reality it shall reside..