Melanie Sutrathada
Melanie Sutrathada
FWO’s Brand Manager Melanie Sutrathada believes in eating dessert first, always looking for the silver lining, and that you can never be overdressed or overeducated. Say hello at @melaniesutra.

Land of Hope: A Closer Look at the Valentino Pre-Fall 2017 Collection

Coming to America

Pierpaolo Piccioli presented a stunning Pre-Fall 2017 show at the newly-renovated Beekman Hotel in New York City last week, and we were blown away by this enchanting collection.

This collection is romantic, hopeful and breathtaking, with beading for days, delicately embroidered fabrics and the prettiest lace. Flowers, which Piccioli calls “a symbol of optimism … delicacy that withstands even when it starts to dwindle,” came to life in a major way on his shirtdresses and outerwear, and had us wanting to romp our way into brighter days donning the most gorgeous shades of lavender and pink.

Inspired by hope, Valentino feels very timely in this tumultuous political terrain. “For me, America is still the land of hope, of equal opportunities for everybody, the place where dreams can come true,” Piccioli said during a preview. “I like this idea of integration, of resilience. It’s still the America I want to dream about.”

For me, America is still the land of hope.


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