Valentino’s creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli is revisiting the heritage and fashion behind the luxury name’s haute couture iterations which co-exist in the idea of a new future that is nostalgic, and full of memories. Considering Piccioli’s everlasting proclivity for the Italian capital, it’s no surprise that the fashion house will present its 2023 haute couture show at the creative heart of the maison, Piazza Mignanelli and Trinità dei Monti on 8th July.Fortunately, you don’t need a trip to Rome to watch the Italian Maison’s much awaited couture show. What to expect? The Valentino usuals- meticulous attention to detail, sensational silhouettes and a signature style that would soon be a global sight on red carpets.
“I tell who I am, I frame an image, what I see around me and what I would like to see,” says the designer ahead of the show. A running theme from his previous couture collection and other season-defining past collections is a tantalising display of colour. Of course, Valentino’s Pink PP has become the big phenomenon ever since the history-making collection was revealed, but Piccioli’s tryst with colours and the dramatic effect it has on silhouettes goes way back.
From ball gowns to capes and mini skirts, the designer might experiment with his natural flair for creating an arresting colour wheel, but always keeps the codes of everlasting elegance dictated by the house’s founder, Valentino Garavani, at the heart of all the delectable confections that come out of his atelier. After his revolutionary new signature Pink PP, loyalists are waiting with bated breath to see what the designer comes up with for his haute couture offering this time. Piccioli deems this new couture collection ‘The Beginning’, highlighting his relationship with Mr. Garavani. “I never felt the need to take anything away before adding my own point of view. The history of Valentino enjoys the absolute privilege of love, the infatuation of anyone who works here.”
Catch the livestream to the fashion showcase here.