Valentino Spring Summer 2018 Couture: What you want to see.
“You project your own emotion into a picture; what you want to see. So I wanted to catch that dream. And so, this collection is made with all the dreams of couture, all the craft and colours. It’s all about couture in the way I was wondering about couture.” Pierpaolo Piccioli said.
Piccioli freely jumped between eras and references, creating a collection where every look was its own story, character literally radiating from every garment. “I feel totally free! You have to know your past and forget it in order to do couture,” he pointed out.
“Couture is the ultimate limited edition: what everyone is looking for. Emotions and dreams and something special and unique. I think the future of couture arises in its past.” Piccioli’s majestically casual approach to haute couture, where a sweatshirt - albeit with painstaking embroidery - suddenly turns up in the middle of Marie Antoinette ball gowns, is extraordinary. He said the interest he gets from young people wanting to join the Valentino studio and learn the old crafts is a true reward.