Pierpaolo Piccioli took the lead at Valentino after Maria Grazia Chiuri became the creative director at Dior. I honestly can say, this Spring/Summer 2018 show was one of my favorites, as it focused on fantasy, nature and going back to the roots of the company, with a collection totally describing “La Vie en Rose” as in life in pink. Pierpaolo chose a strong french location which is a school Lycée Carnot.
- The show started with pastel colored looks, from beige to pale pink, grey and olive green. The models were dressed in metallic sequined rain jackets layered over houses with trousers or shorts. Round pearl earrings dangled from models ears with velvet pointy bow heels.
- Watery sequinned tops were layered over shimmery high neck tops, with embroidered handmade pockets, trousers and velvet heels. This collection reminded us of the excellent craftsmanship and savoir-faire of the house. My new favourite bag spotted on the models, was wrapped around their chest and waist with studs in different colours.
- One of the brand’s iconic codes are fluid shimmery or beaded dresses in pink, fuchsia, Valentino red and silver with metallic touches. This shiny fabric reflects the light with every move, to give you this fantasy feeling. Pierpaolo played with volumes and hemlines to give you many day wear and evening looks, please any Valentino lover and set next summer trends.
- Pierpaolo Piccioli’s specialty is to create breathtaking beautiful fluid gowns, with extremely creative necklines, while playing with embellishments and shimmering fabrics, showing off his take on earth’s beauty through floral embroidery.
Through this show, he wanted to focus on the function of fashion: make the ordinary extra ordinary, and he did extremely well, by turning his fantasy into reality. The show ended with a standing ovation finale.