‘’With this collection I have tried to change the perception of what is a certain type of known tailoring, offering a new tailoring idea. By dismissing the idea of formalwear as uniform but making it more sensitive and romantic’’, Pierpaolo Piccioli, explained about his Fall/Winter 2020 collection for Valentino. ‘’Romanticism is about personal expression’’.
There was romance in the air at the Valentino show, where Pierpaolo Piccioli scattered oversize blooms on his softly tailored silhouettes. The floral motifs were drawn from the photo archives of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and worked in a variety of techniques while his collaboration with artist Mélanie Matranga, whose works featuring oversize lettering provided the slogans plastered across shirts, jackets and coats. And a bit like the other project that dot the show: sneakers designed with four hands, in collaboration with Onitsuka Tiger, in which the macro logo of the brand stands out.