Valentino Haute Couture F/W 12.13
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Piccoli and Chiuri have a fantastic embroidery/textile designer to thank for a collection full of gorgeous pieces like
, though I am surprised to see some thought going into cut as well in this collection, as seen
, as that aspect is usually absent from Valentino by this pair.
But the opening looks are just such trademark designs from this duo, that awkward sort of chunky a-symmetry.. their inelegant signature runs all through this collection, with silk taffeta skirts that don't want to move with the body, and a
which is essentially the basic block with a trailing skirt.. finally discovering the kimono sleeve and a sweet neckline do not make Piccoli and Chiuri worthy of a couture membership, in my opinion.
Due to their lack of experimentation or innovation and their ability to cover every surface in print and embellishment to distract from this fact, their clothing is always wearable and often
, two features that a lot of women (and a lot of
women) will want to own and wear.
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