You do not want to miss the electrifying new medley of must-haves in the Valentino ACT Collection Fall/Winter 2021.-22
Intentionally slashed to impress, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli has boldly sheared swaths of cloth down to a minimum in his latest designs. Imbibing the concept of “less is more”, this punk-inspired yet sensual collection is a departure from the Maison’s signature floor-sweeping hemlines and boldly reinterprets short, straight lines using a dramatic palette of black and white.
Show off some leg
Adding to its already world-renowned luxury collections, the Valentino ACT Collection intentionally highlights short silhouettes while elevating each look with chunky boots or high heels. The collection includes a plethora of spectacular pieces, including flowing capes, super-short skirts, above-the-knee dresses, high-collared turtlenecks and stunning eveningwear in scintillating see-through fabric adorned with lace and sequins.
With a stark black-and-white canvas as a base, each piece is injected with only a mere whiff of colour and brought to life with nuances of fluorescent acrylics, checkered prints, animal prints and polka dots. While peacoats and jackets are transformed into capes, the pleated skirt is reimagined to reflect new proportions while the fluid evening dresses resemble flowing panels secured only by ribbons.
The idea is to “show off the body by uncovering or veiling parts of it, overlapping nets, lace, and intensely worked surfaces that reveal instead of hiding,” explains Pierpaolo Piccioli, who has been solo Creative Director of the Maison since 2016.
It is not just women’s skirts that got a brutal cut, by the way. Unafraid to embrace the radical, even the men’s pants were not spared his daring—with Pierpaolo Piccioli taking his scissors to the trouser legs and cutting them above the ankle.
“Working closely with the artisans and with the Italian expertise has been fundamental,” adds the Creative Director, who has demonstrated fearlessness in his unapologetic designs. “It has allowed me to understand and perceive the rules in order to break them and rewrite them.”
Bag that look
With the eye-catching selections from the Valentino ACT Collection, you can easily find an outfit to suit every mood. However, no look is truly complete without the right accoutrement such as a classy handbag like Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bag, also part of the Valentino ACT Collection.
A status symbol all on its own, every fashionista worth her salt will instantly jump at the opportunity to proudly sashay around town with this handsome bag on her arm. It is, after all, the latest luxury in leather to make heads turn.
Proudly displaying the distinct VLogo on its flap, the Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bag features a sleek and streamlined body with clean geometric lines, paired with an antique brass finish and metal hardware. Not to mention, of course, the unmistakable signature red nappa lining that is found in Valentino’s stylish handbags, each of which is impeccably made with craftsmanship, skill and precision.
Indubitably, the studs—an active part of the Valentino identity for over a decade—are a key motif of the Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bag. The square and cruciform shape, as well the metallic personality, pay homage to Rome and the Roman Palazzo, characterised by “bugnato” (meaning ashlar, which refers to finely hewn or cut stone). Measuring 18mm by 18mm, the studs are masterfully linked to one another through a rectangular joining to create its bold and ornate chain.
The next time you head out to a fine dinner or fancy function, let the exquisite Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bag add that finishing touch to your ensemble so you can make that jaw-dropping entrance while effortlessly exuding elegance.
Where to buy
The Valentino ACT Collection Fall/Winter 2021-22 is now available in-store. To shop, contact Valentino fashion consultants at ION Orchard (T: 6509 8062) or Marina Bay Sands (T: 6688 7186).
Or experience a new innovative digital shopping experience at My VXP (ION Orchard or Marina Bay Sands) where all pieces from the brand’s boutiques can be viewed with a touch of a button and delivered to your home at your convenience. Adding a personal touch to this virtual experience, a client advisor is also available to assist you (via chat or direct call) on your styling needs and preferences.
Valentino boutiques are located at:
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #01-08, tel: 6509 8062
Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-16/17, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6688 7186
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