Valentino Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

This Valentino show was ethereal and hypnotizing in the best way possible. Pierpaolo Piccioli is a down-to-earth designer that focuses on moving the house in a positive direction. 
"I feel that people are looking for emotion and dreams--but not distant dreams" -PP
For this show Pierpaolo reached out to connect with cocreators 'from beyond the exclusive realms of the Roman house'. One was with Jun Takahashi as they morphed together a print of a 19th-century neoclassical sculpture of kissing lovers with a pop-punkish image of roses. 
My favorite part of the show though was the inclusion of poetry on the inside and outside of the garments. Piccioli had also been hit by the resonances of the direct action Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry, which anonymously pastes lyrical lines on walls in cities around the world.
"The idea of publicly accessible poetry about love and tenderness led him to commission the Scottish poet and artist Robert Montgomery and the three young writers (Greta Bellamacina, Mustafa The Poet, and Yrsa Daley-Ward) to contribute to a slim volume, Valentino on Love, which was left on seats for the audience to pick up. An illuminated billboard with lines by Montgomery stood at the end of the runway, reading, “The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this you keep them alive.” Piccioli showed how he’d picked lines from the anthology to be printed or embroidered inside coats, on mid-layers of tulle dresses, inside bags and boots—so that only the wearer would know they are there."
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
"Leave your door open for me, I might sleepwalk into your dreams."
"In your eyes I can see an eternity"
"There's a forever beyond the sky,
I think we should go there tonight."
A copy of Valentino On Love which guests were presented with when attending the show.

This was such a beautiful show and I can't wait to see what future collaborations Piccioli has up his sleeve.

Images via Vogue Runway.

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