Monday, 21 March 2022

Valentino’s monochrome prêt-à-porter phenomenon

Written by Rose Ankunda
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This season, at Paris’s Carreau du Temple, Valentino’s latest show encapsulates the potent energy of the runway. “... A variety of bodies, attitudes, and physicalities, enhanced by the monochromatic palette”

Valentino PP CollectionPh. Valentino

Creative director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, takes a radical and experimental approach towards the palette of his new ensemble. By enveloping it in a single hue.


Meaning Behind The Collection

The focus of this collection is redefining what the colour pink means for all of us. Piccioli describes it -“Pink is the liberation from the need to depict the world in a realistic way.”

Piccioli finds that the synchronicities between the colour pink as a manifestation of our subconscious and the need for realism, strikes the conversation that we should embrace our individuality and curiosity, rather than accept defeat.

The Maison uses a mixture of bold, sculptural statement silhouettes, embellished with intricate embroideries that aim to empower, inspire, and to uplift those who wear his collection.

Amidst the waves of pink, a selection of all black structured outfits and accessories are introduced to change focus.

The Collection

Every look on the runway was pink, a specific vivid shade of fuchsia, or in black. The collection consisted of eighty-one looks, starting with forty of those silhouettes blanketed in pink from head-to-toe, showcased in an array of differing designs.

The Valentino Disco-box shoes were a staple in this collection. As well as chunky trainers, which helped to elongate the profile of each model.

Mid way through, we are presented with thirty-three all black tailored suits and overcoat outfits which incorporate tulle and lace tops.

For the finale, eight more pink looks returned to the runway decorated with delicate embroidery, ostrich feathers and capes.

A splendid showcase of grandeur.

Pierpaolo Piccioli continues to unlock new levels of creativity and never ceases to amaze us with his creations.

Valentino Pink PP Collection