Valentino’s latest Autumn/Winter 2020/21, named “The Act Collection” presented during Milan Fashion Week in February took place at the historic Piccolo Teatro in Milan – Teatro d’Europa and was presented digitally all over the world on the day that closes fashion week. This was a tribute to the city of Milan and its cultural scenery.
Pierpaolo Piccioli’s decision to hold a show at Piccolo Teatro was not left to the case considering that the theatre has always been a symbol of consciousness and a progressive way of making culture for the city of Milan. This essence is reflected in the identity of Valentino today: both sensual and romantic, nourished by memories but not nostalgic. An identity that is reflected in a new generation.
The color pattern that was chosen rotates around Black and White with the use of geometric shapes.
The design features: egg-shaped hoods and coats, pointed 70s collars emerge from the perforated pullovers. We are surrounded by darkness, the models are standing on stage, and all of a sudden we see a light: the background lights up and from darkness, as a symbol of rebirth. And then it was red, Rosso Valentino.
This collection was once again a reflection of the historical time we are living in, in hopes of a new beginning and a bright future ahead of us. Piccioli succeeded, once again, in linking two of the biggest approaches we use to express our emotions, art, and fashion.
Imagery: Courtesy of Valentino