Valentino Spring/Summer’20: the Essence of Couture

« Taking off in order to give essence » – Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his mission on positioning Valentino as a couture house with the latest prêt-a-porter show.

For Valentino Spring/Summer’20, the Italian designer chose the white shirt as the basis of the collection. His study has generated incredible results that play with volumes, silhouettes and proportions.

Almost half of the collection uses exclusively white, accentuated only by gold accessories and flat shoes. Jewellery is light, but voluminous – a unique way to play along with dresses.

Neon colours seep through the white veil towards the middle of the show. Lime and grapefruit then introduce deeper shades of green and prune.

Tropical images inspired by Rousseau are the most daring part of the collection, shortly turning into a mature finale of dramatic dresses. A true Valentino couture euphoria. Piccioli is a master of well-created stories where each element is a work of art. As a result of his work, the line between couture and prêt-a-porter becomes almost invisible.