The Spring 2019 trends predict an extravagant season. We’ve been all about maximalism since last year, and the era of details isn’t going anywhere soon. During the last fashion month, designers used bows to spice up their collections. Feast your eyes on these runway looks that prove bows are fashion‘s chicest detail.
Accessories are often the best part of an outfit. You can wear the simplest monochrome ensemble and transform it into the trendiest outfit with some extra details. And we have to let you know that spring 2019 will be all about standout accessories of all types. Paris Fashion Week brought so many trends in the jewelry, hat, and eye-wear departments. Check out the statement accessories to shop in Spring 2019.
SS 2019 PFW got us obsessed! The dresses we’ve seen during the most sought-after week of fashion month were out of this world. We can’t get over the romantic glamour of Valentino or the fierce designs of John Galliano. Feast your eyes on the dresses that literally made our hearts skip a beat.
As we are approaching the end of another Paris Fashion Week, it’s time for a recap. Since not everyone has the time to spend hours on the internet looking at the Spring 2019 collections, we rounded up the 8 best that were fabulous and out of this world. You’ll see designers such as Alessandro Michele and Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello from Saint Laurent, Virgil Abloh with Off-White and more. They all stuck to their recognizable aesthetics, but strongly respected the DNA of the labels they design for.
The last and final show of this year’s Haute Couture Fall 2018 season in Paris succeeded all of our expectations. The magnificent Pierpaolo Piccioli had the honors to close the season with a whimsical show that left everyone breathless. This Italian genius doesn’t always opt for maximalism, but when he does it’s done on a completely new level. If you expected to see a Valentino couture runway filled with glamorous but classy silhouettes, get ready to see things taking a whole U-turn.
For makeup junkies, the beauty industry is at its best now. Years ago the drugstore was a sad place while the high-end products were appealing only to a limited audience who was able to afford it. On the other hand, the industry was catering only to a few types of customers. While we still have issues with inclusivity in the world of beauty, we sure don’t have a lack of any kind of beauty brands from celebrity-owned, designer to indie and drugstore ones. This and last year many celebrities launched their own labels that turned into million dollar businesses in a matter of days or months. Since everyone is launching their own beauty brand, it was about the time for the beloved Italian fashion house Valentino to expand into the world of beauty.
Valentino is an established brand that doesn’t want to take any chances with its latest venture. The luxury label decided to join forces with the beauty authority L’Oréal to create a new beauty line that will carry Valentino’s name.
“Valentino and L’Oréal have signed a worldwide long-term license agreement for the creation, development, and distribution of fine fragrances and luxury beauty under the Valentino brand,” says the joint press release of the brands.
The goal of this partnership is to bring Valentino to an even wider audience with the help of L’Oréal’s expertise in the beauty industry. This is a win-win deal for both brands as Valentino will get a chance to offer more to its customers while L’Oréal will get a great name in their brand portfolio and might become the world leader in perfumes. So far, Spain’s Puig was making Valentino’s perfumes. The license with Puig is expected to expire at the end of 2018. L’Oréal is competing with the U.S. cosmetics group Coty which is the current leader in the perfume market having licenses for luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, and Gucci. Besides perfumes, Valentino will work on a cosmetics line together with L’Oréal. The French brand has an impressive experience in producing luxury beauty products. The company already makes cosmetics products and perfumes for Armani and Saint Laurent as well as its label Lancome.
Valentino and L’Oréal haven’t revealed more details on the products they are planning to develop and launch. Their contract will become effective from 2019. If anything, Valentino will for sure come up with a gorgeous design for the packaging that will reflect the brand’s chic feminine aesthetic.
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Pierpaolo Piccioli of Valentino stayed true to his tradition to show the pre-collections in New York. But this time his mind was back home in Rome. The designer unveiled the Valentino Resort 2019 collection, another vibrant lineup for the brand. Last year, Piccioli presented a bright ’80s hip-hop-inspired collection with major athleisure moments. For the Valentino Resort 2019 collection, the designer took cues from the streets of Rome. He infused the new lineup with strong ’70s vibes using the Rome’s street style as a starting point.
“Baroque, Pasolini, angels, pagans‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö√Üin all these layers together lies the beauty of Roma. There is a harmony of many things,’ the designer explained.
Maybe it was the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ theme that got Pierpaolo Piccioli so nostalgic about his native Rome. The Valentino Resort 2019 is more sophisticated and bourgeois than the previous one, but both of them offered pieces that women will enjoy wearing. There is also a chic “Jackie O in Italy’ vibe throughout the lineup that makes things even more exciting. Pierpaolo Piccioli spiced up most of the looks from the campaign with headscarves and giant glasses, a nod to Jackie O. The campaign shots are also taken in Rome, but not the “postcard” Rome. Pierpaolo Piccioli wanted to capture the little corners of Rome that carry a special beauty just like the famous historical places in the city. The campaign shots are done in paparazzi style, something that is very popular among designers lately.
The Valentino Resort 2019 collection is based on street aesthetic, but the lineup also features the brand’s bespoke dresses. Besides the more casual styles that could easily go from day to night, there are a few showstoppers that are on the glamorous side. The two fully sequined frocks are a real feast for the eyes. Additionally, there is a dreamy pale blue maxi dress, a fit for modern-day Cinderellas.
Pierpaolo Piccioli’s take on logomania in the Valentino Resort 2019 collection is refreshing. Instead of just putting the brand’s logo on pieces, he used it as a print. The logo details gave the collection that chic contemporary vibe. Besides the millennial pieces with logo graphics, there are a number of elegant offerings for the ladies who dislike public displays of brand logos.
There are many directions one could take with the new Valentino offerings. From street to elegant and chic, the Valentino 2019 collection is designed to cater to women of many styles.
Moncler opened the Milan Fashion Week this season a day earlier than usual while London Fashion Week‘s shows were still running. Anyway, the lifestyle brand mostly known for its jackets couldn’t hold the exciting new drops any longer. Moncler’s owner, Remo Ruffini is relaunching his brand with a bold move. The entrepreneur managed to turn this once nearly bankrupt brand into a multibillion-dollar business by now. In the sea of designer collaborations, Ruffini is going big. He broke years of tradition and opened the MFW (usually Gucci is the fashion week opener) and presented 8 exciting collaborations with high-end designers.
The sportswear brand teamed up with Valentino‘s Pierpaolo Piccioli, the British menswear designer Craig Green, streetwear label Palm Angels, as well as designers Simone Rocha, Kei Ninomiya, and Hiroshi Fujiwara. Moncler’s lines Grenoble and 1952 were also a feast for the eyes. The show consisted of 8 mini collections presented at what the brand dubbed Moncler Genius Building. In fact, the entire project carries the name Genius Group. Apparently, Remo Ruffini wasn’t satisfied with one buzzy collaboration between his Moncler and another famous brand. He is on a mission to change the way brands collaborate in the future with bringing diverse drops, one at a time on a monthly basis.
Every one of the eight collections carries a different vibe and style. Moncler’s infamous jackets got revamped to the liking of each of the designers. Pierpaolo Piccioli thought of the Valentino’s shopper while designing his pieces for Moncler. His puffer coats reminiscent of haute couture dresses. The designer offered mile-long A-line coats and capes. Simona Rocha brought her mysterious romance at Moncler in the form of warm jackets and dresses with floral and ruffle details. Next, Craig Green presented monochromatic futuristic full-length jackets. Noir Kei Ninomiya designed only all-black, but insanely chic designs. Hiroshi Fujiwara didn’t miss the chance to keep up with the latest trends using Moncler’s logo and his Fragment one in the collaborative collection. Unlike some of the other collaborations, his offerings were very wearable. Additionally, Palm Angels offered jackets, tees and other sporty pieces in their street-ready aesthetic. The brand embraced its logo and included some cool slogans in its collection for Moncler.
Moncler’s Grenoble collection was the highlight of the show representing the romantic side of heavy skiwear. Insanely gorgeous floral patterns were all over these winter pieces. The Moncler 1952 collection, on the other hand, was filled with vibrant colors and elevated sporty pieces the young street crowd will love.
The launch of the Genius Group marks the end of Moncler’s former structure. The brand’s Gamme Rouge and Gamme Bleu shows are now replaced with this updated collaboration-packed format.
Gigi Hadid is on a mission to keep her high score on the Highest Paid models’ list. She started off 2018 with an innovative campaign for the Italian fashion house Valentino. The young model looks almost unrecognizable in the brand’s Spring 2018 campaign.
The campaign features monochrome aesthetic with fire red designs and makeup. Gigi Hadid flaunts monochromatic vibrant red eye makeup and blush applied using the draping blush technique. Rihanna popularized this blush technique back in May with her 2017 Met Gala makeup look. Now Gigi Hadid is rocking makeup in similar aesthetic in the Spring 2018 campaign for Valentino. She is a real fashion chameleon, but we don’t see her with such a vibrant makeup very often. The entire campaign is much different from everything Gigi has done in the past. Considering her fashion influence most of the brands that tap Gigi usually opt for very commercial photos. This time Hadid is seen in an avant-garde campaign where you have to look closely to recognize her.
The model is posing with the Valentino‘s “Candy Stud” bag which is the centerpiece of the campaign. Candy Stud is a medium sized bag decorated with square 3D studs in two different sizes. The bag has a shiny red finish and is ready to make a statement just by itself. Besides this bag, the long asymmetric red silk dress stole the show. Valentino also published a video in which Gigi is dancing to show off the beauty and the unique tailoring of the design. She also appears in another shot wearing a romantic gown with bold green bow tie details and a matching green makeup. Besides Gigi, Valentino tapped top models Adut Akech, Felice Noordhoff, Oumie Jammeh and Rianne Van Rompaey to model the vibrant hued silk dresses that Pierpaolo Piccioli showed on his Paris show.
The campaign was shot by the photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh. The photographers virtuously captured Pierpaolo Piccioli’s distinctive tailoring and design aesthetic. The enormous red logo of the brand serves as a backdrop for the photos and the videos. The entire campaign is in an artistic mood. Many designers and brands decided to show art for Spring 2018. Besides Valentino, Dior and Gucci recently unveiled art-infused campaigns. We might be getting to a point where customers want a lot more than just ordinary commercials. Pierpaolo Piccioli himself doesn’t like the commercial side of the clothes. Fashion just like art is supposed to make you feel something. So, this artistic campaign is for all Valentino’s fans who wear his designs not only because they are designer.
Contemporary beauties @gigihadid, @auroratalaricoo, @riannevanrompaey, @adutakechofficial, @jammehoumie and @felicenova dance it off as they start the new year giving us positive vibes in the latest #ValentinoSS18 #AdvCampaign. Watch the full video. Location: Pier 59 Studio, New York Photographers: @inezandvinoodh Creative direction: #PierpaoloPiccioli
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“To see where you live everyday and what you already know with different eyes. That’s the approach: to make extraordinary what is ordinary,’ Pierpaolo Piccioli explained the idea behind his Spring 2018 collection for Valentino.
The nude plastic transparent jacket that opened the show was far from ordinary. The designer put together plastic and sequins which looked surprisingly good. Piccioli isn’t crazy about sci-fi. Anyway, he fell in love with the idea of the Renaissance poem The Frenzy of Orlando. The epic poem was brought to Pierpaolo Piccioli’s attention thanks to his oldest daughter who studies literature. When Orlando loses his mind for love, his best friend decides to go on the moon and find a solution for his sanity. So, Piccioli decided to use the moon as a parallel universe where you could escape.
Pierpaolo Piccioli looked back in the past for the Valentino Spring 2018 collection just like many designers did this season. Alessandro Michele at Gucci paid tribute to ’70s’ Elton John, Paco Rabanne brought back the ’80s’ disco aesthetic and so on. Pierpaolo Piccioli revived the ’80s glamour that Mr.Valentino did best. Valentino designed out-of-this-world couture ruffled dresses in the ’80s. So Piccioli translated Valentino’s idea of glamour into shortened and more wearable numbers. Ruffles were very present in Valentino Spring 2018 Collection. But the pieces were perfect for everyday glamour.
The eveningwear was in Valentino’s recognizable aesthetic. Pierpaolo Piccioli designed dresses in different styles. The plain gowns were simple but with interesting cuts. The embellished gowns amazed us with the intricate details.
Valentino’s girls are mostly elegant and feminine. Anyway, Pierpaolo Picciolli offered laid-back pieces as well. Even the most elegant ladies have days when they want to dress in comfortable clothes. Leather jackets, loose trousers, chic shorts and maxi dresses are just a few of the more casual spring offerings.
Valentino’s chic will have a lot of interesting fashion choices to make in Spring 2018. The sci-fi meets glamour Spring 2018 collection for Valentino offers a little bit of everything. The futuristic vibe was an unexpected but pleasant surprise. Pierpaolo Picciolli once again presented a massive collection full of breathtaking pieces. He evolved Mr. Valentino’s glamour and brought his idea of unordinary into the Spring 2018 collection. The pieces will make your regular day fantastic in fashion sense. And that was the designer’s main intention with the Valentino Spring 2018 collection.
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