First couture show for young designer Alessandra Facchinetti brought a fresh vibe to the Italian fashion house of Valentino. The starting point was a new strong romanticism, without the typical Valentino sweetness. Alessandra found inspiration in van Dyck oeuvres, contemporary paper sculpture and the house embroidery archive.
The result was full of grace yet very modern. The young designer redrew the outlines of Valentino classics with curved, balloon volumes and played with embellishments: buttons appliquÃ©, lace embroideries, wool skeins, laser-filigree cuffs and hemispherical brooches of georgette and metal.