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Continued: Summer menswear in Paris a relaxed affair, brings catwalk back to people

  • Article by: THOMAS ADAMSON , AP Fashion Writer
  • Last update: June 30, 2013 - 6:20 PM

The Valentino show, with a uniform theme, was more coherent than last season - and felt as if Chiuri and her design partner Pier Paolo Piccioli were finding their feet in this new territory for Valentino, a label that's known principally for its womenswear.

The idea of "no rules" played out in the 47 looks - mostly to good effect - where uniform was broken up and subverted. The show's opener was the most successful example of this, with the uniformity of the bread-and-butter sharply tailored suits broken up with contrasting bands of blue dye.

However, in some of the military-inspired looks, a dalliance with camouflage didn't feel very fresh.

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Thomas Adamson can be followed at Twitter.com/ThomasAdamsonAP

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