Pierpaolo Piccioli’s shows for Valentino have often been described as figurative poetry. However his latest show was literal poetry…
As the Italian designer collaborated with four poets: Greta Bellamacina, Mustafa the Poet, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Robert Montgomery, whose words were on the invitation “The people you love become ghosts inside you and like this you keep them alive,” read one, from Robert Montgomery. That could be interpreted as a few things — the spirit of Valentino Garavani, the house’s founder, or the handiwork of the Roman seamstresses who often star on Piccioli’s Instagram feed, for instance but mainly it was about the warm universal feel of love itself.
A small book, ‘Valentino on Love’, was filled with the poems of those inspiring collaborators handed to each guest. In the collection itself, the occasional line of poetry was embroidered onto garments or stitched into the linings of the logo box bags.
Romance was also worn on the sleeve, courtesy of bold graphics of marble neoclassical kissing statues, Valentino-red roses and butterflies… A style tip; bucket hats will be very in this season just wait for it… The show closed with a flight of feather-light chiffon dresses gowns, romantic in the fashion semantics.