These are truly lovely clothes, and not a hidden pant in sight. No more navy blue, rather, white, black, red and some pale pink and paler sage and intricate embroidery, every imaginable elegant sort of texture from swiss dots to lace overlay. To begin, the show featured a symmetric latticework like a grand Parisian gate opening down the front of a red dress, on the neck of a white one and as a black cloak.
For those who are more minimal, favouring the less ornate, there were a few structural cape dresses, though still no shorts, pants or anything other than a skirt. As in season's past, this meant no lack of allure, despite covered up skin and long sleeves. Sheer panels hinted at what lay beneath every single, beautiful dress.
Show Report: Valentino S/S 13 Womenswear
02 October 2012
Kiki Georgiou reports on the Valentino S/S 13 womenswear show.
Live Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion: Valentino S/S 13 Haute Couture
23 January 2013
Lou Stoppard and guests Stephen Jones, Oriole Cullen and Shonagh Marshall discuss the Valentino S/S 13 haute couture show.
Show Report: Valentino S/S 13 Menswear
19 June 2012
Lou Stoppard reports on the Valentino S/S 13 menswear show.