I have always had a fascination with butterflies, it is a reoccurring subject that appears in my artworks from time to time and I would more than likely opt to get one tattooed...if only I could stop being indecisive and pick the design! Some of you may or may not know, even my name 'Vanessa' means Butterfly, originating from Greek origins. Having that inextricable connection to such a beautiful creature can't be denied. Valentino's resort collection is breathtaking, the embroidered butterflies and flowers are incredibly detailed. Looking at these garments up close would be a dream! I love the rich quality and the juxtaposition of heavy embroidery with delicate fabrics. It even alludes to the delicate fragility of the butterfly in all it's splendour.
The choice of butterfly as a feature for the resort collection is bold and pretty, but it also has an innocence that resonates with the boho chic movement. Givenchy has also touched on the butterfly motif too, so I can't wait to see the trickle down to the streets.