Valentino: Pre-Fall 2013 Collection a Hit

Posted Thursday January 17, 2013 1:16 PM GMT

It’s going to be a fabulous Pre-Fall 2013 season this time around, and Valentino has a lot to do with it thanks to the label's killer new collection.

In the recent lineup, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli brought together a 1970's aesthetic and a higher-end couture flavor for what many are calling the perfect blend.

Chiuri explained, "We focused on beauty and elegance, charging them with tension because contrasts create a dynamism which, for us, represents the essence of contemporary style.”

The Valentino duo also credited Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton for inspiring them to take some chances that obviously paid off.

Photo Credit: Giovanna Pavesi

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