As a stylist and luxury shopper, one of the most important things I always consider as we approach a new season is to go for touches of a collection’s signature. For example, Valentino’s Fall 2014/2015 signature are gorgeous butterflies found on dresses, shoes, bags, jackets and even furs. Instead of spending your whole budget on three butterfly dresses, go for a shoe, a bag, or one dress. Yes, it’s exquisite and fresh and yes, it’s relevant this season. My advice is to take a dip rather than a plunge because one year from now the print will be identifiable with a former season and will only feel new again years later -fashion comes and goes in cycles.
My client Dr. Melinda Knight is all about finding extraordinary pieces to add to her personal collection – she mixes and matches pieces from various seasons. As we were shopping for fall, she opted for a gorgeous embroidered butterfly dress which she will wear day (with flat boots for a trip to NYC) into evening (with heels for a night out). It’s a great investment that will multi-task and become an important part of her collection.
Here’s your peek into the stunning new Fifth Avenue Valentino boutique.