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I SEE YOU AS YOU ARE, I SEE YOU’RE TRANSPARENT

Posted on October 30, 2012 by Teresa Cannata'

You know that faith in flats starts wavering when your heart skips a beat for a certain pair of high heels. This rarely occurs to me – I’m a girl of strong beliefs – but when it does, well, it’s an unforgettable love. I’ve got a thing for plastic shoes and in general for shoes made of artificial materials: I think their “futuristic” vibe is extremely appealing and kind of glamourous. Put all these elements together and you’ll see why I’m currently lemming Valentino Rockstud transparent slingbacks.
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IN THE SHADOW OF YOUNG MEN , VALENTINO SS 2013 – PITTI

Posted on June 21, 2012 by admin

“These nymphs I would perpetuate. So clear,  Their light carnation, that it floats in the air, Heavy with tufted slumbers.  Was it a dream I loved?”

Stéphane Mallarmé – The afternoon of the Faun

 …And their alluring walk mesmerized our eyes… and those dazzling music notes corroborated our ears. The Boboli Limonaia in a late June evening. The slight scent of lemons, the amazing  Boboli Park in Florence. The presentation of Valentino SS 2013 collection during Pitti. The refulgent edginess, the sporty elegance. There’s dynamism in Valentino’s men’s collection Spring Summer 2013. Shapes are wonderfully evolved into a smooth pragmatic prêt-a-porter for him. Shapes  are combined and matched together, creating a flow of textures, a camouflage of geometry. Materials are opaque, green, kacki, dark orange, black, lime yellow and terra di siena. Lines are clean and shoes are comfortable, only fancy sneakers with a vintage allure. Jackets are re-styled and weight lightly. Shirts are boxy, rigid but airy. Sleeves are  melted down shoulders  in a natural way while trousers are short and dynamic to keep fresh and running this young men. A globetrotter, a modern gipsy, he is not afraid of colours nor wearing a neoprene jacket, which is, a scary material for some, but for us could be very enjoyable (and warm when it gets cold). Here is the NEW Maison  Valentino man ‘en plein’ blooming, a  process of renovation towards a more modern and aware client. Classical is just a PRETESTO to start something  new  for  Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli who  undertake new paths of discovery: The Avant Garde of Minimal. We have never seen such a modern young Valentino a collection to wear and desire. …Was it a dream WE loved?

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