Valentino – PARIS FASHION WEEK

Valentino
Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to the most universal symbol of romanticism for this season’s inspiration: the flower. While most designers are all too aware of the rise of streetwear culture, Piccioli’s woman isn’t casual. A waterlily bloomed on one model’s shoulder, a dahlia burst on another’s torso. A powder pink scallop-edged gown felt like an exquisitely drooped peony.  Eschewing esoteric references and technical over-complications, the collection was anything but garden-variety.