When it comes to Valentino, we can always count on a showing of gorgeous gowns but, with this spring 2016 season, it was the accessories that stole the show. Having just concluded in Paris, the collection boasted nearly 100 looks from designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, crafted from leather, lace, and vibrant fringe accents.
African in theme, the artisanship of each and every detail is not to be missed. Jewelry designed by Alessandro Gaggio was evocative of traditional tribal necklaces, while each bag carried was hand painted, making every style truly one of a kind.
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Each leather bag in the collection was the definition of unique, all handpainted by artisans.
This sculptural necklace is wearable art, designed by artist and jeweler Alessandro Gaggio.
The handpainted stripe of this bag boasts an unmistakably beautiful intricacy.
Each pair of earrings int he show was two-sided and hornlike, evocative of traditional tribal jewelry.
High-neck statement jewelry acts as armor over feminine lace dresses.
Even the straps of the traditional rock-stud totes were colorfully beaded, in keeping with the collection’s theme.
For added texture, the straps of many small satchels were embroidered with scenes of Africa, like this elephant design.
While box bags are most often simplistic in design, this collection adorned the style with tribal masks.
Chained bracelets with those same tribal masks make us feel like true warriors.
Introducing spring’s new take on fringe, these embroidered bags are the perfect mix of bold design and ethereal texture.