Runway : Valentino Pre-Fall 2015


1 “YOUR EYES ARE THE EYES OF A WOMAN IN LOVE” says an inscription on one of the collection’s flame red gowns. Of course, Valentino is right, for how can one not fall in love with at least a dozen looks from the 97 presented in the collection? For the girl seeking a modernised and romanticised 70’s spirit, there were dresses brimming with mimosas and lilies-of-the-valley, matched with equally printed knee-high leather boots, and sleek white coats and a-line dresses paired with multicolour striped boots and chain bags.

2 For the street style star, there was an exquisite leopard-print coat with a blue fur collar and a maya-blue pleated embellished dress. The starlet looking for a dress for awards season or the sophisticate seeking a gown for her gala nights, will find an array of sweeping silk chiffon dresses embellished with floral motifs or delicate crystals. Lastly, the one who looks to the stars will find the last ten looks utterly perfect. Inspired by Botticelli’s La Primavera, there are celestial dark blue ensembles embroidered with stars, galaxies and constellations, leaving a dreamy and romantic vibe, like the gilded trail of a comet travelling through the night sky. 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19Images: Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 via

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.