runway : valentino fall 2014


VALENTINO WAS THE MOST IMPOSSIBLY PERFECT collection one could ever wish for. The first looks glowed with beautiful simplicity, and shapes—rhombi, circles, clean lines—yet, as the collection progressed, one became engrossed with the intricate layered laces, and the butterflies and birds embellished on emerald green, midnight blue and maroon capes and dresses, all seeming to come right out of a children’s fairytale book . . .
. . . soon, the initial geometrical shapes began fusing with trims in a slow dance, eventually amalgamating into semi-sheer chiffon and organza gowns with volume at the bottom and delicacy on top, into creations that could only be meant for grand balls. The result was a velvety, hazy and romantically picturesque collection perfect for fall.
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Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.