March 02, 2021
Looking for inspiration? This week Valentino showed their Fall 2021 Ready-To-Wear collection staged in the empty spaces of historic Milan's Piccolo Teatro. For the brand's Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, the meaning of creativity in this moment rhymes with punk gestures and romantic acts of purpose and strength.

“I wanted the ésprit couture to be clearly felt in the collection,” said Piccioli, “but without any hint of nostalgia or redundancy.” His need for elegant synthesis didn’t come across as a soulless, simplified reduction of codes. Piccioli’s sensibility is way too empathetic for that; he values humanity above all else. He was probably born romantic : “It’s the radical act of having the strength to be who you are; that’s what I mean by romanticism today. It’s a subjective, almost anarchic gesture, assertive of one’s own identity—exactly like punk.”

Take a look at the monochrome and romantic looks of Valentino.