Red Valentino’s fall fairytale

There’s a fine line between an outfit that feels like a Halloween costume, and an outfit that feels like pure, fantastical, fairytale magic. Luckily for Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, they walk it often – and always manage to keep their balance. And so for Red Valentino’s fall / winter 2013 collection – with its gingerbread prints and folkish charm – it’s damn near impossible not to get swept up in the feminine, fairytale mood.

The pictures say it all here so there’s little point in describing with words the appeal of the Hansel & Gretel inspired bubble skirts, capes, and sweetly embroidered accessories. Everything from the woodland sketch backdrop to Siri Tollerod’s milkmaid braids comes together to create a youthful, imaginative dream.

You can see all of the Red Valentino autumn (fall) / winter 2013 collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the collection.