Valentino ON LOVE is the theme that inspired Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino’s creative designer for his Ready-To-Wear FW 19-20 collection. A collection inspired by poetry reflecting the spirit of the Italian house. A Maison where values come in the first place, prior to aesthetic.
Today poetry is in the streets. It appears suddenly when necessary, on walls and it asks for it to be read. An antique art, deeply human and real, changes its contest but not it’s meaning.
Four contemporary poets – Greta Bellamacina, Mustafa The Poet, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Robert Montgomery – entrust their beliefs on love in a small publication: Valentino ON LOVE. Jun Takahashi from Undercover looks to love as well, creating collages, overlapping’s and iconographic puns that in their way act as poems: sharp and immediate.
Pierpaolo Piccioli merges the graphics and the verses with a delicate spirit of synthesis. He embraces the layering of the contents within the short and essential silhouettes, engaging words and prints, intarsias and nuances, matter and jacquards in a composite harmony. The designer breaks black with color uncovers legs to place them on high heels. Pierpaolo Piccioli defines a code where the lyricism of Couture changes its context but not its meaning.
Accessories from the Catwalk: