Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli presented Valentino‘s Spring Summer 2019 menswear collection on Wednesday June 20th, during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by the clash of streetwear and couture and the way that extraordinary is converted into ordinary.
“Fashion is authentic only when it speaks about life. Beauty is connected to time, elitism is destroyed. Exploring unknown territories, to let oneself go in order to learn. Musical horizons, antique analogies, feathers to indulge in. Angel’s wings and classic art, hurled on sidewalks.
Bombers, trench coats, tracksuits, suits: trap lyrics in a live recording. Baseball caps, cloche and feathered sneakers: pieces that break it up but that rhyme at the same. Urban sceneries merging with personal associations.
To mark, to sign, to seize: in order to be and to be there. VLTN, as a logo and as lettering, that multiplies across the different surfaces. Magnified, cut out and duplicated. Couture as in personal and extravagant, that comes from the street.“