"We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come."
Valentino Resort 2015
Steering away from their traditional color palette, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took inspiration from Frida Kahlo for their latest resort collection for Valentino. The duo has taken inspiration from Kahlo’s work in an unexpected way. Instead of using prints, they are simply capturing Kahlo’s spirit through a wide use of color. While some looks are extremely colorful and geometric (only 9 out of 82 looks are colorfully dramatic, seen above), the majority of the collection still carries classic Valentino characteristics: romance imbibed in embroidered pieces with Seventies silhouettes. That being said, including psychedelic pieces is a nice change of pace for the house and provides a start contrast to the designing duo’s usual routine.
Text by: Daise Bedolla