The Italian luxury house’s new collection is characterized by clean-cut aesthetics.
October 12, 2023: In a world where fashion sometimes can be a little bit repetitive, Valentino is a breath of fresh air. With new interpretations of women’s wardrobe, the collection embraces multiple facets of beauty. And that feminine energy was channeled on the runway. While FKA Twigs performed on the podium, one graceful look after another kept greeting the guests.
Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli attempts to create a dialogue between skin and the fabric. Nakedness is not projected as a way of provocation, but more as a comfort. The designs were, thus, inspired to create a liberating and powerful style.
Mr. Piccioli has introduced a new technique into the Valentino oeuvre – Altorilievo – meaning ‘high relief', which sculpts fabric into three dimensional artworks with Baroque florals and foliage adorning the body. The effect was the models literally looking like carved Italian stone statues – the clothing built on them…
Alongside intricate floral dresses, casual blue denim, and sheer dresses, the 1960s inspired short dresses added the right amount of variety in silhouettes. Long capes add drama.
The ‘V’ logo Moon bag is a symbol of exquisite design, constructed from supple Stampa Alce leather adorned with gleaming metal hardware. This fusion of opulence and refinement, combined with the versatile metal chain link strap, ensures the bag's adaptability to complement a wide array of styles and occasions.
The range of elegant ensembles in classic black, bold red, powder blue and earthy brown seamlessly reinforced Valentino's distinctive and iconic identity.
With each stitch, each cut, and each unique detail, they make a resounding declaration that fashion is not just about covering the body; it's about telling a story, creating an impression, and embracing your sensuality.
- By Pritha Debroy