The Valentino Spring/Summer 2016 Haute Couture collection will take you back centuries to meet fashion nymphs! Read a review, see the gallery and discover our favorite looks.
The silhouettes were ethereal – most of them were pleated gowns with plunging necklines and short or no sleeves. Others were flared dresses, kimonos, robes and capes. There was a lot of sheer which meant many naked dresses. Mixed with velvets, silks, brocade and lattice.
The color palette was earthy – with a lot of models wearing white, silver, gold and shades thereof – I could imagine them to be the nymphs of clouds. Where the others would be nymphs of the meadows, sea, mountains and springs – in hues of brown and grey, red, black, blue and green.
The patterns were really interesting, which ranged from dragons to trees to snakes and ancient Roman designs.
Here are the aforementioned body jewelry and anklets.
My favorite outfit was certainly this one gown that was brocade with damask pattern where the top and sleeves were sheer and the damask was cut-out and re-appliquéd onto the sheer tulle.
Valentino Spring Summer 2016 Collection: Gallery
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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