Valentino Resort 2019
Almost everyone in the fashion world calls Valentino a French fashion house, its collections were often permeated with Italian aesthetics, which could be seen from time to time on the podium. However, in the new season, creative director Valentino Pierpaolo Piccioli said about the Italian roots at the top of his voice. The new Valentino cruise collection was dedicated to Rome in the 1970s.
“Baroque luxury, the film masterpieces of Pasolini, the greatness of the Vatican and the incredible relaxation – Rome has always occupied a special place in my heart,” says Valentino, the creative director. “The Italians have never been afraid to look bright, attract attention and feel absolutely organic at the same time. I worked on this cruise collection, I wanted to create clothes that I like to spend all day. “
Valentino’s cruise collection includes silk shirts, denim shorts, printed thin pants and laconic jumpers, flirty dresses and flared jeans. Naturally, the evening block took its place, but the clothes made of organza and lace made on the streets of the Eternal City looked absolutely appropriate due to correctly selected accessories – large glasses and silk kerchiefs covering the head from the scorching Italian sun.
The new Valentino cruise collection was presented in New York, in the mansion of American industrialist James Buchanan Duke. Pierpaolo Piccioli at the presentation noted that despite the fact that New York is his favorite city, Rome remains his hometown.
“Rome is a multitude of layers. I wanted to map the life of the street, putting a personal meaning in this story. Rome is not only a “beautiful postcard”, it is a harmony in which baroque, paganism, industry and religion can get along. When you think about street style, you come to mind in New York, but Rome also has a modern street life, “says Pierpaolo Piccioli.
The cruises of the cruise collection were filmed in the streets of Rome. In the photo, the girls are posing in dresses in the style of the 1970s, the aesthetics of which are diluted by a relaxed sports style. Pierpaolo Piccioli tried to convey the spirit of the streets of Rome, oversaturated with hip-hop culture and ease with the help of dynamic shooting, which is not so often seen in Valentino.