Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino, was named the best designer of women's collections for 2020 at this year's American Council of Fashion Designers Awards. Every time the audience is enchanted by this Roman's ability to give the collections of "pret-a-porter" high fashion elements, to present them easily, exalting the beauty and exclusivity of the woman.
The designer describes the new spring 2021 collection as radically romantic, he says, this collection aims to highlight the importance of individuality, the freedom to express its identity and diversity. "Everyone can tell a unique story and that's what interests me the most," Pierpaolo said.
The spring 2021 collection was dominated by simplified forms, a casual style intertwined with sensual romance and minimalism. Brightly oversized shirts, wide shell blouses and jackets, maxi-length floral dresses, loose silhouette jackets and suits, minimalist overalls and a rich palette of earth-toned shades, brightened with shiny colors – this collection sorts out opposites, creating individuality.
This time, Mr Piccioli presented his ingible collection of Valentino in Milan, not in Paris. In this way, he expressed his support for Italian fashion, which has been experiencing difficult times since the virus pandemic. The importance of security was also influenced by such a choice, which would have been too dangerous for the entire creative team to fly to a presentation in Paris.
The fashion show was held in 1936. In Milan, the metallurgical foundry Fonderie Macchi, which opened in Milan, was decorated specifically for Valentino presentation with delicate gardens and plant compositions by Japanese Satoshi Kawamoto. Mr Piccioli chose this place, impressed by the architecture of the building and in order to pay tribute to the people who once worked here.
The new collaboration introduced in the spring 2021 collection is a 517 boot-cut denim model reinterpreted by Valentino and the brand Levi's. These jeans stand out from the knees down with slightly flared pants, so that jeans can be comfortably worn with boots. Levi's model 517 was first introduced in 1969.
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Photo of fashion house VALENTINAS.