In his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, Pierpaolo Piccioli took a more toned down direction for Valentino in comparison to his previous designs, which are known to have featured bright hues and prints ideal for head-turning red-carpet moments.
The Fall 2020 collection, which heavily featured menswear tailoring and all-black looks, was designed to “focus on the humanity of individuals to depict and exalt their feelings and emotions,” as the designer stated in the show notes. With more minimal design, the designer’s goal was for the individuality of the person to show through. The added “statement” to the looks, however, was the brand’s lineup of intricate handbags that came down the runway. While the designer eliminated excess in the clothing, he intended for “sensuality” to shine in the accessories, per a press release.
The new Atelier bags, which comprise four categories — ruffles, petals, micro-studs