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ValentinoResort 2018 Resort

Runway Review
5/23/2017 TeamFWP

The 2018 Resort season is a world tour in more ways than one—not just entailing travel to far-flung destination shows, but also including collections that trumpet local cultures: Ancient Greece for Chanel, Japan for Louis Vuitton. Chalk it up to our divisive times; designers seem captivated by notions of identity, celebrating them and pushing their boundaries. In today’s superb Valentino show, Pierpaolo Piccioli took up that most American of references: hip-hop.

Cultural exploration has been the project at Valentino since the beginning of Piccioli and his former partner Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at the house, but more often than not it found them investigating their Italian roots. Back in January, Piccioli held his first solo preseason show for the label at the Beekman hotel, citing Ellis Island and the idea of immigration as his starting points. Today, again, he was in New York, but with a more modern reference that resulted in a more vital lineup. He said he fell for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix show The Get Down. Connected to the street and erupting with color, it pushed the Valentino vocabulary forward, out of the realm of the inviolably precious and into the world of the everyday.

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5/23/2017 TeamFWP

The 2018 Resort season is a world tour in more ways than one—not just entailing travel to far-flung destination shows, but also including collections that trumpet local cultures: Ancient Greece for Chanel, Japan for Louis Vuitton. Chalk it up to our divisive times; designers seem captivated by notions of identity, celebrating them and pushing their boundaries. In today’s superb Valentino show, Pierpaolo Piccioli took up that most American of references: hip-hop.

Cultural exploration has been the project at Valentino since the beginning of Piccioli and his former partner Maria Grazia Chiuri’s tenure at the house, but more often than not it found them investigating their Italian roots. Back in January, Piccioli held his first solo preseason show for the label at the Beekman hotel, citing Ellis Island and the idea of immigration as his starting points. Today, again, he was in New York, but with a more modern reference that resulted in a more vital lineup. He said he fell for Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix show The Get Down. Connected to the street and erupting with color, it pushed the Valentino vocabulary forward, out of the realm of the inviolably precious and into the world of the everyday.

READ MORE HERE


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