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Valentino AW15Photography Marie Amélie Tondu

Valentino AW15 + livestream

Taking their cues from the dynamism of the futurists, the house sends models down the catwalk in geometric patterns and slimline tailoring

Initial reaction:

The Valentino man by now has a uniform – a great bomber, a solid parker worn with slimline tailoring and smart knitwear. The whole ensemble has gone through a geometric filter this season, thanks to the Melbourne-based artist Esther Stewart, whose muted pastel patterns grace several pieces. Another important influence for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were art movements – futurism, cubism – which brought a “modernist urgency”.

Stand out look:

A smart take on denim with a panelled coat of varying shades of blue, worn with deep indigo jeans. 

Getting animal:

As in womenswear, Valentino has its favoured motifs borrowed from nature. Butterflies were embroidered in midnight blue and the wings of an owl were spread in appliqué on the back of a jacket. There was even a map of the planets rendered in embroidery. Piccolo and Chiuri’s signature show of craftsmanship, that builds a bridge between ready-to-wear with Haute Couture, shows no signs of abating.