What a feast for the eyes! At the runway show for Valentino’s spring 2024 couture collection dubbed “Le Salon,” models glided down a purple spiral staircase in Valentino's Place Vendôme atelier wearing a sea of colorful gowns, suits, and separates for all genders. Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli has, in the past collections ventured on colours but surpassed it with this collection - beautiful colour combinations! Bringing a cheerful spirit into daunting times! Every color of the colour wheel was highlighted but with couture level of finesse and finish. Collection items were draped and slinky turquoise dresses, rose-red capes, topaz blazers, saffron shirts, mandarin dresses, mustard-yellow coats, kelly green off-the-shoulder tops, and a frenzy of textures brought to life by the couturiers’ techniques and embellishments. Stunning the glitter tops and skirts made of tinsel, black puffy rosebud coats, and silver sequin tops.
Accessories and styling sealed the deal to make the Valentino Haute Couture collection feel more individualistic and personal. Among those many accessories were metallic belts, opera gloves, gold cuffs, and larger-than-life earrings that felt cool and at home in a couture collection. Consider it casual meets formal in the form of colorful couture.