Valentino Couture Spring 2014

I’ve been loving Valentino a LOT in the past few seasons so this show was a bit of a disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, there were many, many beautiful pieces, but I didn’t like the number of lame evening dresses. The show was a weird mix of ultra simple Halston and an overdose of lace-y lingerie pieces. I’d say it was all over the place and could have done with a strict edit to get rid of the princess/ballerina evening gowns.

I love…

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toned down, simple couture. Why can’t we see more of this?


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a modern leopard print with a fringed hem.

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another perfectly simple piece.

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the bold wild animal prints.

I loathe…

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that there is too much sheer and lace and lingerie and feathers in this outfit, and several others.

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weirdly placed feather sashes. This is dumb.

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that this show has so many beautiful, simple, modern pieces and then they stick this boring stuff on the catwalk after.

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ballerina outfits if they aren’t on ballerinas or three year olds.

Images from Vogue.com.

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  • Inés Cruz

    I couldn’t agree more. Those lacy pieces could have been cut out, and the show would have busted with modern pieces that any woman would love to have, because they could actually work for many types of women. I’m in love with the simple pieces (those textures are so rich) and with the animal patterns. A very good example of how a brand with such history as Valentino can evolve (if only the had avoided the lace)

  • @Elaryen

    I very much agree on the tutus. They weren’t doing anything for the show and couldn’t be used for more then gimmick dressing.

    There was actually one lace dress I liked, this here : http://www.vogue.it/sfilate/sfilata/alta-moda-primavera-estate-2014/valentino/collection/621618

    And those simple dresses, oh they look not only minimalistically (your spell checker doesn’t like this word) chic but also comfortable, easy to wear whilst being sophisticated.