Valentino Fall/Winter 2011

Posted by stephan | March 18th, 2011

The Valentino brand has always understood femininity, but under the direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli, that means something very different than it did when the legendary Garavani was at the helm. Chiuri and Piccioli favor a light and almost demure look that skews girly with touches of lace and sheer detailing, but never looks immature. This season featured the gauzy dresses the duo have become known for, but expanded the airy look to include structured separates for day, floral printed gowns and a lineup of on trend python accessories. No matter the look, an ethereal feel ran through the entire showing; even the thick fur worn by Patricia Van Der Vliet and the laser cut leather skirt on Daphne Groeneveld seemed to float. When designers can take materials that dense and imbue them with lightness it shows not only talent, but the power of a compelling design signature.
Valentino
Fall/Winter 2011

Photos: Stephan Moskovic
Text: Janelle Okwodu

Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Pat McGrath

models in order of appearance above:
Freja Beha Erichsen
Ruby Aldridge
Jac Jagaciak
Sigrid Agren

Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Freja Beha Erichsen


Aline Zanella
Tatiana Cotliar
Debora Muller
Nimue Smit

Hanne Gaby Odiele
Daga Ziober
Emily Baker
Daphne Groeneveld
Kasia Struss
Josephine Skriver
Maud Welzen


Marique Schimmel
Mirte Maas
Julia Saner
Freja Beha Erichsen

Jourdan Dunn


Tatiana Cotliar in fur
Arizona Muse
Jac Jagaciak

Daphne Groeneveld
Daga Ziober
Maud Welzen

Lydia Carron
Aline Zanella
Sigrid Agren
Nimue Smit
Sara Blomqvist
Caroline Brasch Nielsen

Ruby Aldridge

Julia Saner

Frida Gustavsson
Freja Beha Erichsen
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27 Comments

  1. Octopus says:

    Lovely photos and collection!

  2. Mia says:

    Nice work on the designers part. BUT this is not Valentino. Its a mix of Chanel Gucci, and a bit of Versace. Mr Valentino Garavani was a masterpiece, an original. He knew femininity, luxury and most importantly, beauty! It is sad his work never carried on!

  3. Suzette says:

    I just fell in love.

  4. Mal.S says:

    Wow, can’t go wrong with sticking to the classics. Love the clothes :) Particularly the feathered skirt outfit worn by Jordan, and that leather trench. If I were rich or a celeb, Valentino would surely account for my closet. For the time being, I’ll just stick to guess jeans clothes ;p

  5. Carolina says:

    I found a beautiful color palette of nude and green. But he lost the originality of the same style of bag by Prada created with that footprint of different hand and some models are already a little past.

  6. Taylor says:

    Freja’s BACCCCCKKK!!

  7. Andrew says:

    Jourdan Dunn is everywhere this season!

  8. Adèle says:

    Perfection! and so is Freja <3

  9. FF says:

    @Mia, I agree with you even if Valentino’s latest collections are beautiful, I think no one can denies it, but I find them so austere and kind of repetitive. Valentino was all about glamour, sofistication, and opulence. I know that the house must grow but conserving its roots. for me Jason Wu or Takoon would’ve kept Valentino’s legacy better.

  10. Nigel S. says:

    It was surely one the designing duo’s strongest, most Valentino-centric shows to date, coupling with the S/S 2011 show. I loved the coat and sheer dress in the Reeve’s Pheasant print, the 3 very Valentino, studded flannel (or other textile) pieces and the sheer peach frock on Kasia. In US Vogue of this month, there is an image of Giovanna Battaglia working the frack out of the 1st look of the F/W2010 Show. It seems as the duo are discovering a stable footing. There are some pretty fantastic pieces instore..It will be an interesting voyage as they continue developement.

  11. Jana says:

    Such an onslaught of Dutch girls (not that I’m complaining)!

  12. Anthony Napoli says:

    Amazing collection, pretty models.

  13. Things I Like says:

    i just love jourdan *sigh* LOL

  14. Agatha R. says:

    I love any collections of Valentino, and this is unique.

  15. PhotogPL says:

    very Valentino

    He must be at his very best..

    more to come
    I’m sure

    Ottawa

  16. NonChoix says:

    It’s nice but not Valentino in anyway. It’s way too generic and boring for my taste.

  17. taymour says:
  18. Corve DaCosta says:

    wow

  19. MissNicole says:

    Wow- I will take one of everything please!

    On a side note- anyone else notice Tati is shrinking before our very eyes? It’s a bit frightening.

    fashionfittingroom.blogspot.com

  20. Hayley says:

    Can someone tell me why Freja is such a big deal? Of course she’s beautiful but I have no idea what sets her apart from other girls. No idea.

  21. Silvia says:

    So wonderful. I love it.

  22. Ann says:

    Exquisite. I have fallen.

  23. illy says:

    freja, she is always the best one.

  24. Michael Patras says:

    There’s something about Freja…. I don’t know what it is…..But I LOVE IT!!!!

  25. spankydeluv says:

    beautiful

  26. Iconiclook.com says:

    Valentino is amazing!

  27. Ikbal Spice says:

    ahh this was totally flawless, valentino always doin' a great things in fashion!

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