Valentino: la vie en rose

Spring/Summer ’17 Collection at a Glance

There was a semi-debut at Valentino. The fashion world wondered whether Pierpaolo Piccioli would be able to create equally exciting collections now that Maria Grazia Chiuri had left for Dior. They soon agreed: Piccioli can do pretty well on his own. He paid a visit to the British new wave designer Zandra Rhodes and combined her dramatic prints with influences from Hieronymus Bosch’s wondrously populated triptychs. Without hesitation, Piccioli immersed life in pink – perhaps not least due to Rhode’s magnificently pink head of hair. It’s THE dominating colour this spring/summer. From pale to hot pink to bright red, the entire palette can be combined. It’s about time that we started looking at the world through rose-tinted spectacles.

Mini bags on silver chains worn across the body. They may not be large enough to carry more than a single tissue, but their intended purpose is probably decorative rather than functional.

Our favourite
Floral velvet trousers in acid green, worn with a delicate silk blouse and a khaki cape: the collection stands out not just for its romantically dreamy dresses, but for its daywear.