Pierpaolo Picciolo presented Valentino’s Spring Summer 2018 Couture collection, a typical Haute Couture, imagined for present times, made of bows, of glamour and of refined materials such as taffetas and moire. With stunning headpieces by Philip Treacy.
“In a virtual era characterized by technological acceleration, it gives me pride and makes me feel full of hope keeping alive the Atelier in Rome which I consider a true artists studio”, says Pierpaolo Piccioli. “I know and I admire all the people who work there. I am very touched by their stories. Behind their hands, behind their technical skills I see human stories. The same stories which have the power to change clothes”.
The collection featured unexpected bright colors from yellow, green to lilac, purple and red. The show started off with a maxi yellow cape with ruffles worn over a crepe de chine chemise and wool pants. Followed by a purple and lilac double face wool cape worn over a mint green top and purple pants.
Collection transfers knowledge and values through time. An ivory and apple green double cashmere sweatshirt with giant anemone patchwork print, lace applications, encrustations and embroidery gives the emotions of the human touch, of stories, of people. Creative Director Pierpaolo Picciolo revisited an iconic red gown by Valentino Garavani with his interpretation of present day Haute Couture. The gown ‘Floriana’ has 275 hand made petals layered in organza.
The final look of the show embodies the work of the Atelier as an art of time, a continuous dialogue between the one who imagines and the one who completes. ‘Giada’ an emerald faille and organza oversize cape worn over a black silk slip with floral applications. Please view the full Couture lineup below.