Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli unveiled the brand’s fall-winter 2016 collection inspired by a ballerina off-duty look. Marking the second to last day of Paris Fashion Week, the Italian fashion house started on a layered and dark note with models wearing long mannish coats, turtlenecks and button-up shirts. Over her dark look, the Valentino woman wears multiple necklaces and a cross body bag as she goes in-between her errands.
Then, the designers injected some lightness with soft neutral hues in pink, grey and khaki. Maxi-length dresses and mid-length skirts with plissé details are made for a ballerina’s graceful movements. The tutu gets reworked in many ways, from ruffled leather skirts to tops with tulle details at the top. The show ended with a series of sand-colored gowns, nearly naked on the model’s skin tone with sparkling embellishments.
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