Italian luxury fashion house Valentino presented their new fall/winter 2016 collection at Paris fashion week fall 2016. Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli found inspiration for this collection in the notions of ballet, from the iconic Russian ballerinas to the ones in New York. They discovered the essence of the contemporary in the unrepeatable physicality of an emotion.
The color palette brings clack, nude and pastel colors, and details such as multiple ruffles and fragile transparencies. The dry precision of sartorial discipline and grace both recognized qualities in ballet as an art form fused together to create an atmosphere of lightness and austerity, opulence and purity. The collection portrayed an imaginative relation between a dress, the eye and fantasy, opening the doors of the viewer to a different perception.
Military coats protect impalpable dresses while fluid fabrics such as velvet silk draped the body. Floral tutus became meager tops and flared skirts were worn with reinterpreted soft ballet shoes embellished with #Rockstuds.