Do the words “haute couture” scare you? Do you ever think, “Someone like me just couldn’t wear couture. It’s too high fashion. I’m not sure I get it.”
In French, couture literally means sewing and refers to making bespoke pieces by hand for clients. But in fashion, Haute Couture, or just couture, refers to pieces that are more conceptual. The garments are like art for the eyes, and the only rule in couture is that there are no rules.
Valentino’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 Collection plays into that idea precisely. Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s latest collection entitled, “Code Temporal” surprises with a fresh and contemporary feel that is approachable. The clothing aesthetic is a striking contrast against the runway’s backdrop, the baroque style Galleria Colonna, Sala Grande, in Rome.
Valentino’s Couture Spring/Summer 2021 collection features a sweeping color story that is nothing less than inspiring. A wonderfully bright magenta leads us to electric greens and turquoise blues, shades of saffron yellow and ochre. After this last year, it’s hopeful to look forward to such a colorful spring.
As the models strut in shiny platform heels, some of their faces are covered in glitter and others with a golden highlight so intense it makes you squint, we see couture in a more relaxed and wearable light. Yes, the elbow-length gloves are a stunning accessory that might make you think, as couture clothing does. But maybe when you see the cocoa brown duster covered in rosettes, you will immediately know, “This is something I want to wear.”
The entirety of the Look 67 seems like a good example of a dream outfit. But what is brilliant about this collection, is that there are many, many moments you will likely find compelling as soon as you see them. There is an ease to his pieces. Piccioli’s latest collection is couture made friendly.
An interesting side effect of the pandemic is that more and more fashion houses are incorporating digital media into their shows. Piccioli also aired a film in collaboration with British artist and musician Robert Del Naja that seeks to explore the haute couture process from a new perspective.
We’re thankful for a different look into the intriguing mysteries of making couture.
Check out Valentino’s Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 collection below.
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