Valentino Altorilievo

Valentino invites you to embrace a new dimension of beauty and expression.

Valentino envisions garments in Altorilievo (High Relief), with their latest technique serving as a testament to the Maison’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of fashion. It invites wearers to embrace a new dimension of beauty and expression. Step into the world of haute couture, where fabrics are no longer limited to two dimensions and garments are transformed into living sculptures.

Garments are more than just clothing; they are artworks, meticulously sculpted to mimic the organic beauty of nature itself. From intricate Baroque foliage to delicate floral motifs and whimsical animal prints, each design tells a story of craftsmanship and creativity. But what sets Altorilievo apart is its ability to seamlessly integrate these motifs into the very fabric of the garment, creating a symbiotic relationship between form and function.

Central to the Altorilievo collection is the celebration of the human form. Silhouettes are sculpted to accentuate the body’s natural curves, with bold cutouts offering tantalizing glimpses of skin. Each unique design showcases intricate details like floral patterns, animal prints, and Baroque foliage. Linen, typically known for its comfort and breathability, takes on a new persona as it clings to the body like a second skin. At the same time, denim and t-shirts are reimagined with softness and sensuality in mind.

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Prints and patterns play a crucial role in the Altorilievo narrative, offering a contemporary twist on classic themes. Mythological creatures mingle with geometric shapes, while fruits and flowers dance across a palette of light, almost ethereal hues. It’s a modern renaissance, where tradition meets innovation in a celebration of beauty and diversity.

Valentino’s Altorilievo is an experience that extends to accessories as well. Valentino Garavani bags and shoes echo the sculptural elegance of the garments, with supple leather moulding to the wearer’s form and sleek VLogo accents adding a touch of sophistication. From the iconic VLogo Moon bag to the sporty True Actress sneaker, each piece is designed to complement the wearer’s natural grace and elegance.

Valentino’s Altorilievo collection is a breath of fresh air. It reminds us that beauty comes in many forms, and true elegance lies in embracing individuality and self-expression. So dare to defy convention, embrace your curves, and celebrate the artistry of Altorilievo. Why not indulge in a little high relief in a world of flat surfaces?

Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.