Valentino is at the service of art and fashion with its couture fall-winter 2021 collection
“Fashion is not art,” says Pierpaolo Piccioli, creative director of Valentino. “Fashion is always practical, while art is an end in itself.
For its autumn winter sewing showcase, Valentino brings color and motion making to the track and finally a sublime presentation. Pierpaolo Piccoli, creative director of the Italian luxury brand, pays tribute to the city of Venice with the house’s latest couture line
Called “Des Ateliers”, the collection also shows the link between fashion and art. As many know, high fashion is pretty much a wearable art form. But according to the label, “fashion is linked to the body and to movement. Art, however, is completely free from all constraints. Through the collection, Valentino merges the two: the beauty of art and the experience of dressing.
Adding a touch of youth to haute couture, Pierpaolo has collaborated with 16 contemporary artists. And just like witnessing a white light passing through a prism, Gaggiandre of Venice, Arsenale is painted in a multitude of colors as the 82 designs of Valentino parade on the catwalk. Soft suits, artistic dresses and playful silhouettes set the tone for the show. While feathered hats (by Philip Treacy), textured coats, sculptural pieces, and grand ball gowns are definitely invitations to fantasy.
Watch Valentino’s “Des Ateliers” show here:
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