Paris Fashion Week 2014: Valentino

19 March 2014

Medieval Princess

Just as Paris Fashion week was coming to a close, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli wowed on the penultimate day debuting the latest creations from Valentino.

Influenced by the designer's love of craft and a salute to the theme 'medieval princess', the theme is kept with a loyalty to the inspiration through accessories and the beauty: round-toed block heeled ankle strap, long manes of plaited hair and minimal au natural make up.

The first few looks popped with bold colour that would be perfect for the summer to autumn transition period.

Bright bold and beautiful, pop-art-esque geometric prints brighten up the runway. A sense of fun and playfulness that hasn't been Chiuri & Piccioli's niche, yet they execute it well.

As the show continues the colours seem to subdue to match the autumn season.

The silhouettes stay the same throughout the show.  Cinched in at the waist and flowing textured skirts fall down dancing at knee length.

Colours for Autumn/Winter remain neutral but bold. Valentino changes the game with alternate fabrics, embellishment and patterns.


Plainer colours seem to be Valentino's comfort zone, yet the designers still managed to thrill Paris with their suited yet surprising Autumn/Winter collection for the coming year.

Demure aesthetic done to perfection.