We always have a thing for collaborations, and this one is no exception...Bonus points when it is a collaboration within a collaboration! Valentino's creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli took part in the Moncler Genius project by asking his friend Liya Kebede of Ethiopian label Lemlem to transfer their aesthetics into his couture interpretation of Moncler. Traditional Ethiopian craft in down and nylon...Genius indeed! Moncler padded scarf, farfetch.com Moncler Copenhague pad
Last week our favorite designer Giambattista Valli showed his couture collection in Paris Couture Week, and as we expected he did not let us down. Although his actual words were “I don’t work for museums, I don’t work for archives — I really work to dress real women,” frankly, his designs had a super-real quality to them. The show closed with three voluminous tulle gowns with endless trains , with hundreds of yards of pleated tulle, and with this seasons fabulous pastel hues.