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The romantic punk of Valentino's FW21 collection

The Maison closed the MFW with a fashion show at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano

The romantic punk of Valentino's FW21 collection The Maison closed the MFW with a fashion show at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano

The Piccolo Teatro, founded in 1947 by Paolo Grassi and Giorgio Strehler, which, due to the pandemic, has been closed for a year, is the location chosen by Pierpaolo Piccioli to present the new Valentino Act Collection.  This place, symbol of Milanese culture, completely empty, immersed in a darkness broken only by the V logo projected on the red seats without an audience, where the voice of the London artist Cosima echoes, becomes the mirror of hunger for beauty and aggregation that, far away as never before, seem almost subversive needs. Just as subversive is the bourgeois punk attitude that characterizes the new Valentino creations.

Revisited by Piccioli's talent, punk, romanticism, tailoring and Lucio Fontana with his clean cuts that tear the canvas result in a versatile, layered daywear wardrobe, made of pleated skirts and mini dresses that highlight the legs, shirts, knitwear pullovers, high-necked sweaters with meshwork, elegant bon ton capes and maxi coats. Details are what provide a touch of style, an almost anarchic twist balancing Maison's couture heritage: the chromatic dualism of black and white, broken only by a few hints of gold, creating a series of optical contrasts; transparencies blending with feathers and sparkling sequins; embroideries, inlays and carvings adding texture to the silhouettes and making lace look like a net and, at the same time, paying homage to Fontana's art.