On Sunday, Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted his first solo fall outing for Valentino since Maria Grazia Chiuri left for Dior, leaving us to additional dissect his singular vision for the Roman house and the route during which he hopes to take it on his personal. And, up to now at the least, his Valentino appears barely much less intimidating — and fewer reliant on a powerful theme or time interval.
While the model’s aesthetic may now be barely much less dreamy or thematic than it has been up to now, the present itself is not any much less a civilized and romantic affair. Held within the grand Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, fashions walked by way of numerous rooms — even making a jaunt exterior the place some company have been seated — to a classical soundtrack that included a part of Nicholas Britell’s lovely unique rating for the film Oscar-winning movie “Moonlight.”
The present notes, which have been barely tougher to decipher than most, listed a smattering of concepts, together with romanticism, time as “elastic matter,” “lightness and spirit of synthesis” and “vogue as a dialogue with time.” More data might be discovered within the garments themselves: There was a basic ease and looseness that pervaded the gathering; billowing attire have been ankle-length and nightgown-like in form, and sometimes paired with flat lace-up boots. However, Valentino’s signature conservative slant was nonetheless very a lot there, maybe much more than ordinary; necklines have been excessive and most sleeves lengthy, if not coated by a press release coat. Graphics, whereas definitely employed by the designers through the years, by no means felt fairly as outstanding as they did on this assortment. The most fascinating examples featured giant, basic math issues in various fonts and colours, generally together with a hand displaying a sure quantity with fingers, somewhat than the numbers themselves. Smaller fingers, florals, summary shapes and tribal-like symbols have been used as motifs all through the gathering. Only a couple of appears to be like have been fully stable, and as ordinary, the present concluded with a smattering of beautiful eveningwear. The closing robe, product of what seemed to be pink velvet, was a spotlight.
See the total Valentino Fall 2017 Collection within the gallery under.