Folks! One week of offline life turned into two weeks of offline life, and it was very much needed indeed! But now I’m back, and I can’t think of a better way to get back on track than with the Valentino Fall 2021 Couture collection? Just such a bouncy, vibrant, and entertaining collection. It definitely felt like an infusion of classic Valentino and the more minimalist style the Italian brand has chosen the past seasons. Here are some of my highlights! And oh, find the full collection here.
Valentino Fall 2021 Couture
Artsy Midi Dress
First out! How gorgeous isn’t this artsy midi dress? I adore the very 90s mix of colors in the pattern, and how it’s enhanced with the purple tights/pants (?). Such a gorgeous but subtle detail that the silhouette is fairly straight, but with a pointy shape of the slits, which adds a playful twist. I’d love to wear this look with an oversized clutch in a playful color. Or why not a pair of sunnies?
If you’re an avid reader of The Fashion Folks, you know that I often talk about framing an outfit. This means that you should/can add something to your outfit that will pull it together. This dramatic feather (?) hat is an example of an item “framing” an outfit. I just love the drama it adds to the pretty basic dress. I also adore the statement the orange gloves are adding, such a genius styling move. This style of orange and this deep purple are match made in heaven. Is the hat completely unwearable in real life? Definitely. But this is couture after all, it allows for items that crosses the boundaries of wearability.
I love everything about this pink look, and I mean everything. I adore the simple design of the dress, this exact shade of pink, the matching pink eyeliner and the dramatic pink sleeves. Such an innovative and fun idea to work sleeves like this. I just love that it’s not casual sleeves ending by the wrists, but they’re full length too. I’d love to see this look on the red carpet, or at least a dress with sleeves like this!
What I can remember, Valentino has done at least two similar yellow dresses like this. But this time, the sleeves have been exaggerated to their limit; and I love it. I just love the dramatic neckline, and I love how it contrasts the structured style of the sleeves. I just know this dress would’ve been stunning in a bubblegum pink, a cobolt blue or why not a pea green? Such a favorable way of wearing a statement color.
Folks! Which one is your favorite from Valentino Fall 2021 Couture? Let me know in the comments below! Xx