A beautiful symphony debuted in the halls of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano today. Pierpaolo Piccioli made us fall in love again with the Italian house Valentino thanks to his stunning new looks.

Looks like love is in the air. A nostalgic feeling, but not in a sad way, took over me when I was watching Valentino Fall 2021 show. The dramatic opening scene of the empty theater made me yearn for our life pre pandemic but as I said before, it was not a sorrowful sentiment but more of a hopeful joy like when you await something with excitement.

Pierpaolo says that choosing to stage his runway on a theater was a bold, irreverent gesture. A quality that has been present in his designs way back since he was the brand’s accessories designer. For this collection he takes Valentino’s codes to a new level. The ruffles, bows, flowers, lace and embroideries are there representing the feminine DNA of the brand but are infused with a stronger sensuality in the form of the color palette and the more aggressive leather accessories. 

A world of black and white; creating different patterns and prints; was the chosen palette for the collection. Beautiful everyday clothes such as dresses, tailored suits and skirts paired with a turtleneck net undergarment layered with an oversize collared shirt and a knitwear sweater transitioned into floor length evening dresses in lace and nets that exposed the body in the most romantic and elegant way possible. 

I fell head over heels for their floor length with long sleeves ivory white lace dress paired with a small leather clutch embellished with the classic rock stud… simply the most seductive look I have seen so far.

For Pierpaolo, next season the most important thing is to stand out but not through a vibrant hue but rather through the elegance and expertise and craftmanship of the person making the clothes. In every look we can see his hard work and his expert atelier, every fabric is transformed into a gorgeous love poem that walks down the runway.

This collection is a homage to Milan, Italy and the Italian house. We can see in every corner the eleganza classica that has become synonym with Valentino himself. And I have to say that after the show… Io sono innamorata!