30/09/2014 16:02 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Paris Fashion Week: Valentino Spring/Summer 2015

Valentino's creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli presented their Spring/Summer 2015 collection on the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week.

The inspiration? "Travels through 18th century Italy," the fashion house tweeted before the start of the show.


"The culture of beauty continues with seahorses and marine themed journeys to far away lands," Valentino added to its show commentary on Twitter, alongside a picture of printed mini dress paired with gladiator-style sandals.

When the prints weren't sea-inspired (the starfish print maxi dress worn by Edie Campbell was a particular highlight), "baroque blooms" added a touch of romance to the collection.

As always, the attention to detail was beyond stunning. This "artisan craftmanship" was seen on tailored pieces adorned with multi-coloured stone fragments while a series of white lace dresses were fit for any boho bride.

And in-keeping with the marine theme, the seashell hair accessories have to be some of the best we've seen during fashion month...

For more from the Valentino S/S 15 show, see the highlights below and don't miss the latest reports from Paris Fashion Week right here.