Like Issey Miyake designer Yusuke Takahashi, Valentino Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri & Pierpaolo Piccioli looked to the age of Art Nouveau and its Japanese influences as inspiration for FW 15/16. Below Gustav Klimt muse, Emilie Floge is juxtaposed with the current Maison Valentino Ready to Wear Collection.
With a nod to the the fashion at the turn of the century - in 2015 pattern is approached in a manner that gives the female form striking shape and elegance. Ruffles that once engulfed the wearer are treated in gauze and coupled with edited skirt lengths.
The historical origin is unmistakeable, yet decidedly modern in interpretation.