Pierpaolo Piccioli instills a strong romantic allure in the Valentino fashion show, where grace is combined with a severe elegance, which doesn’t allow easy stereotypes of femininity. A material fluidity, authoritative and at the same time soft, is expressed through fabrics that suggest the body without revealing it. Enveloping and protective shapes – gathered hood capes alternate with clean and vertical lines; volumes are important, but delicate and crisp in the light precision of the design. Decoration is minimal. Above all, the sophisticated polychromy of harmonious colours enhances an artistic and rational, modern and timeless, powerful and kind sensibility.
Romanticism is strength.
It places sensibility before rationality, authenticity before stereotypes.
Grace is authority.
It finds in kindness the tone of expression, and individuality in etherealness.
A deeply personal and therefore authentic point of view, indisputable because perceived.
Being romantic is a way of living life.
Giving form to the freedom of being, subverting clichés.
Flowers that spread, enlarged as exclamations, palpable as intarsia.
Fabrics become present and compact, while silhouettes stratify.
Trousers as a constant, jackets as a new addition, day as a horizon.
The femininity of a plumb, of a pleat, of a metal feather or of a drape on a bag.
Grace in the movements, seized and stuck in a moment, that quiver.
Verticality as vigor.
Colors multiply in the symphony of a monochrome that is disrupted by multiple weavings. Black marks and expands, powerful.
Etherealness that leaves a sign.
Presence in a moment: strong, romantic.