Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Inspiration - The Vertical Lines of Valentino Fall 2016





I love looking at fashion show pictures of different designers.  It is such a great source of inspiration.  One of my favorite designers is Valentino.  The designs are so elegant, classy and full of different design elements.  With any collection, there is a general theme or design element that you will see throughout the collection.  Some elements are adacious while others can be as simple as a color.  Often, one design element is a combination of several little details that create a look or style, whether it is vertical lines of intricately worked beads and embroidery.






For my current work in progress, I focused on a very simple design element that I saw throughout the entire collection.  That is vertical lines.  The vertical lines are in many of the garments; they are translated into seams, trims, beads, and patterns in the fabric.  Here are a few garments for the Valentino Fall 2016 collection.

Parting Shots:  My Work in Progress, Simplicity 1011 with 3/4 sleeves.





Happy Sewing!
C

5 comments:

  1. Vertical lines are such a great design detail in clothing - very slimming!

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  2. Your dress looks so beautiful. The fabric is pure perfection! Thanks for sharing the Valentino collection - very inspiring!

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  3. Thanks for sharing those images, I hadn't seen them before. I used to do historical costuming, and it's interesting how these were so heavily inspired by Renaissance fashion, except maybe the second to the last black dress. I love the first one, which has an early Tudor neckline that I've always liked, and the fabric is spectacular.

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  4. That is going to be SO. Beautiful!! The fabric itself looks as if it has an overlay (under the trim). I've had this post open for days on my latop. I love Valentino, so inspiring.

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