FW16

Ballet Beautiful: Valentino A/W16

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WHO: Valentino – Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli

WHERE: Paris Fashion Week

INSPIRATION: Ballet and the Modern Dance Movement -“We want this show to be about living your moments, feeling each moment uniquely.”

DETAILS: Jeweled and crystal-embroidered nude-color tulle dresses, flowing shapes, fluid jersey dresses, bottle green, and champagne-colour silk velvet.

CORE COLLECTION ELEMENTS: Tutus, wrap around knitwear and ribbon lace-up ballet pumps.

RODARTE A/W16

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WHO: RODARTE

WHERE: New York Fashion Week

INSPIRATION: San Francisco and The Mafia.

The inspiration for this collection came from a trip back to Berkeley, where the Mulleavy sisters went to college and Caffe Trieste, where it is rumored that Francis Ford Coppola wrote the Godfather.

DETAILS: Ruffled leather, hand-cut floral paillettes, mesh and lace.

CORE COLLECTION ELEMENTS: Romance, hand-craftmanship and macabre.