Metamorphic Haute Couture gowns: The repertoire of classic Haute Couture is moved by a merging between fantasy and reality at Valentino Haute Couture Spring/ Summer 2019 show.
Strelizia Iris, Ortensia blu, Azalea Margherite Rovi, Dalia Rosa, or Camelia Tagete Gardenia Ranuncolo are all the names of the fantasy gowns Valentino’s Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli imagined for Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2019 show. It is all about wonder of gazes, sensations …weightless fabrics that frees and flow. And blossoms, on the skin.
Naomi Campbell, Kaia Gerber, Akiima Nyarach Abouch, Ayak Veronica, Mariacarla Boscono, Ugbad Abdi, Natalia Vodianova and Adut Aketch were some of the models dressed with ruffles, frills, fringes, volumes, and flowers. This repertoire of classic Haute Couture is transformed into a realm between fantasy and reality.
“Everything turns, rotates, evolves, repeats, and blooms.The vocabulary, not the language, of Couture changes. It speaks of bodies of innate solemnity to celebrate a specific and absolute kind of beauty. A vocabulary in which the body itself becomes color, which trembles and dialogues with colors,” explained the luxury fashion house.
“Piccioli did not disappoint, ” wrote vogue.com. “The collection was indeed transportingly beautiful, a triumph of audacious color, flawless workmanship, and bravura statements for night leavened with glamorous and insouciant real-life propositions for day.” Take a look at the Valentino last year’s dramatic styles.
“Ortensia blu”, the violet wrinkled organdy dress, decorated with volants and papillonnant, is eclipsed by the “Azalea, Margherite, Rovi” – a nude gauze dress with emerald, fuchsia and ivory ramage applications and the Ajouré matching cape. The cape dress – the hero of the show features floral prints, medallion with volants, and lace combinasion.
The “Strelizia, Iris” look featured a lavender asymmetric cashmere dress, pearl crêpe T-shirt and parme georgette budellini, orange wool and silk wide trouser.
Cocoa tulle rangé is overlapped by argenté rose lace on the Dalia Rosa bustier dress. “Magnolia” bouton gold organza cape dress features a magnolia print, medallion with volants, and a lace combinasion.
“I don’t believe in modernist couture,” Piccioli told vogue. “I love couture for what it is—the lightness, the uniqueness.” The fashion designer also don’t like to show the efforts it takes to arrive at the magic of the detials or to Pat McGrath’s feather lashes.