Valentino Spring 2014: A Tribe Called Fashion
There is always regality at Valentino, but Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccoli's Spring 2014 collection for the house added doses of myth and lots of visual appeal to their queenly clothing.
The show notes said this collection was inspired by "imaginary ethnic groups" — but that didn't stop some editors from seeing Game of Thrones in these clothes, many of which featured bright bursts of color on dark backgrounds. A long-sleeved black dress featured blue and pink diamond shapes, and a black-and-beige striped coat had a long tail that brought point blankets to mind. Many of the pieces — like the technicolor dream cape Malaika Firth wore to open the show — featured fringe, which gave both garments and handbags a lively sense of movement as they came down the runway.
Long sleeves and conservative shapes dominated here. Perhaps that's why a short-sleeved blue shirt with sheer shoulders paired with wide-legged trousers looked so modern.