The beauty of Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s work at Valentino has been growing from strength to strength and this season, amidst a sea of black and hot pink fans dotted across the front row, it’s clear that this new collection will be a standout. He did not disappoint. Taking the craft of couture to pret-a-porter, Pierpaolo embellished fitted tops with matching mini puffball skirts and tights right down to the heels in the same emblem of sparkling florets. His gowns came diamanté encrusted or simply flowing with grand silk trains in shades of tan and brown and then black to signify inclusivity of all mankind.
Women and men alike came down the runway in soft lyrical pieces—mini dresses versus men in sheer tops beneath short suits—and every shade of skin tone made this collection so terribly chic. The vertiginous heels made some models stumble but all in all, bright primaries were paired with nudes. The house’s new iconic print—the Valentino Toile Iconographe—came out on grand capes “tattooed” on faces, so it was as complete a full look as one could possibly get. And as a nod to the house’s ancestry, the bold Valentino red made a welcome return as gowns, jumpsuits and sheared red shirts.
Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore played witness to an iconic moment with Zendaya and Naomi Campbell ahead of the show, and said hello to a star-studded front row including Florence Pugh, Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham, and Doja Cat.