VALENTINO has presented the last collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri created in collaboration with her designer partner Pierpaolo Piccioli for the Fall Winter 2016 couture season. Renessance comes to mind with looks taking the runway, while the label itself noted the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death and the legacy of the Elizabetan era were some of the inspiration points for the VALENTINO Haute Couture collection.
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The world as a stage, on which each individual represents himself, driven by passions, feelings, and by emotions. The Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016-17 collection has been conceived as a portrait gallery, where every dress summarizes an impulse of the soul. White cotton ruffled shirts in tulle or cotton confer solemnity to the succession of the dresses. The austere silhouette is drawn by slim trousers worn with masculine jackets and by elongated and liquid dresses. Contrasts on the boots with thick soles added a touch of punk and jewelry assembled on leather strings, created by Alessandro Gaggio finished the looks. – from VALENTINO
Following the news released this morning, this is definitely the last work by Chiuri we will see at Valention, the designer has taken over the helm of CHRISTIAN DIOR womenswear and haute couture collections.
Discover more of the Valentino collection after the jump:
All images courtesy of Valentino