According to Valentino, the 2021 fashion colors are intense and precious as in Pre-Raphaelite art
“A queen in an opal or ruby dress, an unnamed girl dressed in the coolest greens of summer” – Christina Rossetti, In An Artist’s Studio (1896)
Pierpaolo Piccioli he is a craftsman of color, a distiller of shades who infuses the collections Valentino of lively and vibrant shades. For the spring-summer 2021, the creative director looks at the double palette of the flower and the precious stone – the apparent intention is a textile chromotherapy that lifts the soul through the intensity of a poppy red, an emerald green. Always referable to an artistic movement, to a pictorial current, this season’s style draws its nuances from nineteenth-century paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, rediscovering the taste for light textures, fluid shapes and regal shades. Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, and then again William Waterhouse ed Edward Burne-Jones they pass the brush to Piccioli who brings the imagery back to silk and chiffon.
The Vision of Fiammetta, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1878.
The red it is poppy, ruby, Venetian, made delicate like a rosebud by the transparency of the fabric, but always faithful to its sanguine nature. Hypothetical homage to The Vision of Fiammetta by Rossetti of 1878, is a color that transmits power and rebirth, for an energetic day halfway between the sidewalks of a Milan in the sun and the streets of Boccaccio’s Florence, which inspired the painting.
Flaming June, Frederic Leighton, 1895.
Amber, mandarin and saffron pistil color characterize the models orange, to show off on summer sunsets with low shoes and loose hair, while topaz and yellow sunflower are the vitamin base of a bouquet printed with white petals, as in Spinner by Waterhouse (1874), of which the drapes and softness are found.
The Spinner, John William Waterhouse, 1874.
The green is the jade with petroleum veins, the forest in the shade of the cold undertone of Green Summer by Burne-Jones or a ‘Astarte Syriaca, to be worn with ease on the silver sandal, a Rockstud bag under the arm like a bouquet of pink freesias. Nothing blue, you go directly to a fluorescent fuchsia and to a pale lilac, with flying ruffles reminiscent of the wet dress, immersed in flowers, of theOphelia by Millais (1852), for a contemporary yet gritty romanticism, which impalpability combines the character of a design that is not easy to wear.
Astarte Syriaca, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1877.
Veils complete this clothing exhibition hazelnut and bark color of one-shoulder and midi garments that praise the pseudo-medieval ladies of Waterhouse, her own Phyllis and Demophon, at Nymphs finding the head of Orpheus (1900), in a triumph of nude tones that are second skin and ego expansion, with footwear jewel that captures the light, the important jewel and the maxi bag, just in case.
Circe offers a cup to Odysseus, John William Waterhouse, 1891.
With the reflections of a gem and the inherent fragility of the floral world, i fashion colors 2021 by Valentino are a feast for the eyes, a visual joy to wear and share like a work exhibited in a museum, painting in a movement that arouses amazement at every step.
Helen of Troy, Evelyn De Morgan, 1898.