Inspired by a beautiful Greek tragedy and seeped in historical detailing, Valentino delivered a spell binding collection of amazing dresses which swept across the catwalk beautifully. It was certainly a show to remember.
The title of the collection, 'Mirabilia Romae' which translates to "marvels of Rome," in Latin was indeed an ode to the ancient wondrous city. Models looked like angels descending onto the catwalk in Rome, complete with simple make up and hair swept back in loose ponytails with gold embellished head pieces.
The jewellery was also so sumptuous, all golds and precious stones embossed onto statement necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The necklaces especially really lifted the already beautiful clothes with a touch of class and majesty. The whole collection was basically majestic; fit for an ancient Greek goddess.
As for key colours, there were plenty of black and dark greys, and of course, the famous 'Valentino Red' was included in the collection. Some prints were used but really the simplicity of the colours was enough. All the dresses were elegant - silks and chiffon in empire line shapes were reminiscent of sublime Greek statues and the belts that cinched in the waist were gorgeous. Some had sleeves while others were draped in a-symmetric silhouettes.
The overall feel of the show was extremely 'Game of Thrones' with a twist of classic, Italian tailoring.
The clothes were medieval looking but could fit right into a 21st century dinner partyThe red coat with the large lapels and gold brocading was especially beautiful as were the black capes with rich embroidery. The whole thing, from the catwalk set design to the spell binding gladiator sandals was amazing; this was a show was indeed fit for a Roman princess.
To watch the Valentino Couture show below.