valentinospring Valentino Spring 2011 | Paris Fashion Week

Delving into the spring, the latest outing from Valentino designers Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri still maintains the womanly frills of fall in a more subdued manner, however, with a muted palette of off white, blue and black. A mature contrast to last season’s bold shapes and scalloped edges, romanticism reigns supreme for the fashion house’s spring collection.

valentinocouture Valentino | Paris Haute Couture Fall 2010

As with last season, the fall collection from Valentino’s Haute Couture line takes some risks with its exaggerated proportions and structural complexities. Yet whatever risks the collection may take, they are offset by a cool color palette of cream, black and a hint of that signature Valentino red. When looking at the garments, one can imagine that the range was made for a young and feminine woman with the understated hair and makeup that made the show’s “wow moments” that much more powerful.