Geometry class at Valentino

Paris: Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri presented another outstanding collection for the label. The pair was inspired by images of the Ballet Russes in Paris and the Beat generation in San Francisco. For this season, the designers joined forces with young Australian artist Esther Stewart, whose signature geometric paintings influenced graphic patterns on tailored overcoats, parkas, bomber jackets and knitwear – “Geometry is a new form of decoration” stated one of the designers backstage. The butterfly motifs from their spring 15 collection were updated on darker tones this season and embroidered or printed onto bomber jackets, overcoats and slim suits. Elsewhere, sharp tailored suits were presented in traditional heritage fabrics, luxurious shearlings elevated outerwear and patch pockets decorated knits and coats. It was a nostalgic affair, yet felt new and very refreshing. – Diego Sanchez

Theme: Geometry class

Key Items: Embroidered blouson / Geometric coat / Patch pocket parka / Shearling jacket / Tartan suit / Patch pocket sweater / Anoraks / Crisp white shirts / Camo parka / Cape coat / Geo intarsia sweaters /

Color: Burgundy / Blue / Grey / Light yellow / Green / White / Dark blue / Olive green

Materials + Trim: Tweed / Shearling / Denim / Leather / Cashmere / Utility Cottons / Herringbone / Crisp cotton / Silk / Wool / Embroidery

Print + Pattern: Geometric blocking / Camouflage / Butterflies / Owl wings / Plaid

Accessories + Footwear: Oxford shoes / Leather gloves / Document holders / Black ties / Camo Backpacks / Colour-blocked backpacks / Colour-blocked sneakers

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