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Swinging 60's

Known for their simplistic and romantic designs, Valentino pleasantly surprised the audience when ‘pop art’ inspired looks were paraded down the runway. Inspired by female artists Gioretta Fioroni, Carol Rama and Carla Accardi; the fashion house’s designers Maria Chiuri and Pier Paolo have expressed that “…they were rule breakers. Nobody believed that women could be artists”. With this in mind, the themes throughout this collection had depth and meaning.

The 60’s references throughout included sheer embroidered gowns, mini skirts, shift dresses, thick knits, diamond cuts, fringing and capes in a wide variety of fabrics. Regardless of the designs being poles apart from previous collections the clothes are still recognizably Valentino.

This easy to wear shift dress is the epitome of 60’s fashion. Made from crepe and embellished with a 3D floral collar, this garment can be dressed up or dressed down. Take a peek below and see how you can recreate this look with our fabrics:

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Fluorescent Pink Silk Marocain Crepe
Boredeaux Silk Marocain Crepe
Red Silk Marocain Crepe
Deep Fuchsia Silk Marocain Crepe
Soft Cerise Pink Silk Marocain Crepe
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View our entire Crepe selection here.

Make your own floral collar too!

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Red Organza Trim
Red Floral Silk Organza Trim

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Whilst still embracing the pop art movement, the show swiftly moved onto signature Valentino eveningwear. Flowers, butterflies and roses were embroidered onto floating chiffon gowns. The piece below is literally a sheer delight! Made from Tulle with embroidery, this dress screams craftsmanship.

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Super Posse Red Embroidered Tulle
Red Illusion Tulle
Maroon Polyamide Tulle
Embroidered Tulle
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Closing the show was a fabulous navy Tulle dress with a crimson red, patchwork heart sewn onto the chest (something Fiorini was famously known to paint). Get the look with our vast selection of fabrics here at Joel and Son:

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Navy Blue Raschel Embroidered Tulle
Dark Blue Polyamide Tulle
French Blue Illusion Tulle
Blush Tulle with Swarovski Stone (600 Stones per Metre)
Navy Blue Corded & Embroidery Tulle
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View our entire Tulle selection here.

Celebrate the rebirth of the fashions from the 60’s with us here at Joel and Son where we will be delighted to assist you further.

Please note that all photographs used are for illustration purposes only.