In partnership with Valentino
"Even at the peak of artifice, nothing is more radical than the human" - Valentino.
Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli celebrates self expression and amplifies individuality, unveiling its latest collection, Roman Palazzo for Fall 21.
Stripped back, personal and raw, Valentino celebrates radical individuality and humanity in its newest collection, paring back the excessively glamorous for strong women and clothes to be worn in extension and celebration to ones unique self expression and interpretation.
A sensual and intimate portrait series emerges for Valentino Fall 21, lensed by the creative director himself and shot at the empty but grandeur halls of the Roman Palazzo. A portraiture concept at play where humanity is paramount, the clothes are interchangeable with play and individuality is of priority and precedence.
"In the portrait, the subject is the one that counts: clothes simply accompany the representation of oneself. The collection is a wardrobe: a variable system of pieces from which to draw in order to create an appearance, offering a resignification every time," Valentino states.
The collection pays homage to the design codes of Valentino and its way of couture; embellished, embroidered and appliquéd, however infused with cashmeres, poplin shirts and denim, seamlessly paving its way into daywear - appropriated pieces for the everyday woman, for play and pleasure, desire and accessibility.
An obvious continuation from creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli's work with Valentino in dismantling the stereotypical, Valentino Fall 21 Roman Palazzo collection challenges ideals around femininity and sensuality. Shifting the norms in self expression and fashion cliches, the collection acts as a metaphor in Pierpaolo Piccioli's work to marry the houses signature couture codes with daywear and casual sensibilities.
Carving the way for new discourses in inclusivity, diversity and individuality, Valentino Fall 21 Roman Palazzo portrait series is available to view on valentino.com with more information and updates available throughout official Valentino social channels.
Discover the new Fall 21 Roman Palazzo Collection at Sydney Westfield or Melbourne Chadstone already available in-stores or call Sydney at (61) 02 8404 0888 or email [email protected], and Melbourne at (61) 03 9568 7559 or email [email protected].