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PARIS FASHION WEEK: Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2021 Collection

BY ROSEMARY EKONG

27 January 2021

The collection designed by Pierpaolo Piccioli, titled “Code Temporal” celebrates Haute couture, its timelessness and its ability to regenerate itself.

This collection took minimalism a notch higher, felt fresh, new, featured sparkling materials, oversized sequins, and crystal details, towering metallic platform heels, classically tailored trenches, clean cuts and lean silhouettes.

The film for this presentation was recorded in Valentino’s home of Rome which was created as a collaboration with Robert Del Naja of the British band ‘Massive Attack’ who produced a gloomy yet elevating soundtrack, in collaboration with Mario Klingemann, an artist working with code, AI and data.

When it came to beauty, the bold full-faces of gold were created by Pat McGrath, and the extra-long hairstyles were achieved by Guido Palau.

 

Time as a code and a value, to reset and reprogrammed in a Couture of today that updates classic rituals and processes through garments designed to express oneself, as anyone desires. Women, men: naturally, smoothly. A wardrobe that draws and opens up possibilities. – Valentino

The human feeds the mechanic, the manual activates a neural and digital process, in the quest for a new humanism. Through the synthetic filter of artificial intelligence, the emotional aspect of Couture emerges, with the celebration and enhancement of human quality: a code that regenerates itself endlessly while remaining timeless. – Valentino.

 

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