Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Valentino's Men's Collection Spring/Summer 2013 Show

Today at 7pm CET was the Valentino Men's Collection Spring/Summer 2013 ... unfortunately, I live on a college budget haha  The best alternative: to watch the live stream!  I love that we are in a time (and a place) where you can watch shows- if you aren't taking advantage of this chance to see the shows you should begin now!  Even if you miss the shows, most keep their show up for a few days or even permanently archived.  You can watch this show here :)

Something special about Valentino's Men's Collection SS13 show was that (if you watched it live), the beginning of the stream was going between the courtyard/entrance and the seating around the runway.  For some, this may seem like the perfect time to grab a glass of water and get situated for the show.  But for others -probably you if you've come to read this hehe- it was just as important to see what the audience was wearing:

So many fabulous yet comfortable outfits- inspiration for outfits to wear to the office!

And soon it was time for the show to begin!

Notice: the blocking and strips of entire faces (shins, side seams, calves, etc) in different colors - it's like colorblocking with natural colors!

I love love love the pops of yellow!

These suits are divine <3

The exhilarating bare runway before the finale!

And ending with Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli (creative directors since 2008)

Such a wonderful show!  I have to be honest, I am not a fan of camouflage and that was a big theme here.  However, I did enjoy the different textures and luminosity of the colors in the camo that gave this pattern a runway feel that I really enjoyed.  And their colors were so natural and clean: starch white, sleek black, warm browns, brick red, military greens, and clean greys PLUS that fabulous bright yellow!  And I am not sure if you can see it here (particularly the sixth picture of the show), but if you watch the show yourself, you will notice the royally overized sleeves that look like they came out of the three musketeers- it was fantastic!

What did you think of the show?
What did you think of their SS13 looks?
Are there any other SS/Resort 2013 shows that you enjoyed and would like to recommend?

Share this and more in the comments box below!  Merci :)


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