VALENTINO PRE FALL 2019 IN TOKYO

hp_valentino_prefall19_tkyValentino showcased its first co-ed Pre-Fall 2019 collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli at Warehouse Terrada in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, on the occasion of the launch of a special Valentino concept store in its space at Ginza Six.  The collection was inspired by Japan and the concept of “Wabi Sabi”. Focused on contrasts such as symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and balance and the house’s signature color – RED. The iconography of the Maison – the ruffles, the lace, the grace, and then the flowers, the colors, the motifs – is interpreted in a wabi sabi key. Volumes are purified, ruffles are crushed, pleats are misaligned. Black and red are splashed onto prints, the V logo marks allover.

Intermissions allow meanings and possibilities to expand.
The space between things is a place for pondering and inventing.
A syllable captures this suspended idea of construction: Ma.

Ma as an expansive and meaningful void.

Familiar signs are transposed and seen anew. Change is in the point of view: a quest for imperfect perfection. The code becomes inclusive, keeping the street as the horizon.

Check out the entire lineup below.

 

Valentino Fall Winter 2018 PFW

Valentino’s Fall Winter 2018 collection by Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli is all about romanticism as strength. Simplicity reveals grace. Flowers define silhouettes. Colors multiply in the symphony of a monochrome that is disrupted by multiple weavings. Hoods become an elegant accessory, sartorial intarsia as blooming flowers: a new way revealing the idea of strong and contemporary romanticism and its magic. One of the standouts is the red look characterized by a very special way of layering a masculine oversize jacket on a tone sur tone short dress and pants. Unexpected tones of different greens give a touch of lightness to coats. Volumes expand and the entire collection leaves its sign. Another breathtaking look is the multiflowers intarsia gown worn by model Kaia Gerber. The final look of the show is characterized by beautiful intarsia pansy flowers, standing for the free thinkers and for the strong power of romanticism. Discover the full collection below.

 

Valentino Couture Spring 2018

 

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.

 

NYFW OUTFIT INSPOS

  • NYFW OUTFIT INSPO #1

Miu Miu pink dress
net-a-porter.com

Maison Margiela clog
$1,175 – shoescribe.com

CÉLINE circle sunglasses
$365 – nathalieschuterman.com

TRANSITIONING INTO FALL | THE COLORBLOCK

Transitioning into fall doesn’t get easier than this. You can still wear your favorite pieces by just adding some layers. Scroll down to check the outfit with it’s details.
TRANSITIONING INTO FALL

HUGO crop top
$105 – coggles.com

MSGM mini skirt
modaoperandi.com

Maison Margiela black shoes
barneyswarehouse.com

Valentino leather purse
$775 – farfetch.com

VALENTINO SPRING 2015 AD CAMPAIGN

For its spring-summer 2015 advertisements, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have chosen new talent Michal Pudelka of Slovakia. This is the photographer’s first international campaign and features an ethereal take on the new collection. Models Maartje Verhoef, Grace Simmons, Hedvig Palm, Vanessa Moody and Clémentine Deraedt are mermaids posing on the sandy beach, or wood nymphs while lounging in an enchanted forest setting.