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What Fashion Dreams Are Made Of

Roma, Itália
Forgive me the French, but haute couture from Italy made my heart beat faster this fall...

I grew up watching John Galliano's extravagant Dior shows so don't blame me if I want to see designers going big on haute couture. I believe that's the only time they have creative freedom to explore the concept of the Maisons and should present something beyond... something different and something that would stand out from a ready-to-wear collection presentation.

I'm happy the Italians still know how to do that and have delivered breathtaking shows, such as Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino 'The Beginning' collection and Dolce & Gabbana's Siracusa show. This is my appreciation post to them and if you haven't watched already, I'm sharing the videos of the shows below:    

The fall Valentino couture collection was staged on Rome’s Spanish Steps (hello, 'Roman Holiday'!)- which has a meaningful sense: the first Maison's atelier was located in Via Gregoriana, a narrow cobblestone street winding down from the church of Trinità dei Monti, which sits at the top of the Spanish Steps.

classic Valentino red

favorite look

Watch the full show here:

And the D&G Alta Moda show here:

The Alta Moda show was help at Ortigia’s historic Duomo Square in Sicily, where the Maison celebrated their 10th anniversary and a reenactment of Cavalliera Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni’s one-act opera about a pair of love triangles, was presented before the fashion show.

Not to be unfair, there was one show from Paris Couture Week that was really moving: 

Olivier Rousteing (from Balmain) was the chosen designer to step up to reinterpreting the Jean Paul Gaultier couture universe in a single and magnificent collection.

See you soon, ready-to-wear fashion shows are coming!
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