The Italian fashion house “Valentino” presented “Life in Pink” at the Paris Fashion Week – the collection for the autumn-winter 2022/2023 season was bold, but also caused a triumph.
With shocking pink decor and clothes, the designer of the brand Pierpaolo Piccioli impressed the guests. 81 outfits were presented on the catwalk and most of them were in different shades of the current color according to the Italian for the next autumn-winter season.
The fashion designer had opted for free silhouettes with exquisite and generous proportions, with feathers and glittering ornaments. The soft tuxedo jackets were so wide that they fell from the shoulders of the models in chic segments. The shoes were on large platforms from the 70’s in pink, and the bags – with large buckles. The men were also dressed from head to toe in pink suits and accessories.
And just when pink looked endless, Piccoli abruptly switched to clothing, all in black – a stark contrast, a demonstration of his deft control over design. The Italian tried to show that by taking away the color, attention can be focused only on the shape and silhouette. The review was a triumph.
Lewis Hamilton and Zendaya were among the VIP guests at the show, which took place in the Mare district. They had to negotiate a special permit for arrival, as it was a car-free day in several areas of the French capital. Zendaya was dressed in the current “Valentino” pink color.
The art of the chic invitation is still a major part of the Parisian luxury industry, notes BTA. Fashion houses compete to produce the most eye-catching, inventive and vivid invitations to their reviews, often delivered by courier to the personal or professional address of each guest.
Small works of art sometimes hint at what the collection contains; other times, however, they are simply eccentric. The invitation to Isabel Maran’s show was an example of this: a shiny silver box containing a sculpted musical instrument.
The LOEWE fashion house had chosen a 1-meter piece of thin rubber hidden in a small metal cylinder, setting the tone for designer Jonathan Anderson’s fashion show.
Yves Saint Laurent’s invitation was a demonstration of true luxury: a black leather wallet with the name of the guest and a gold embossed YSL logo on the front.
The most eccentric and extravagant invitation ever made was probably that of the luxury brand “Balenciaga” – a damaged iPhone 6S with a cracked screen and laser engraved details of the review.
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