With a standing ovation from Valentino Garavani, Pierpaolo Piccioli has confirmed, above all else, that he is one of our time's greatest ever fashion minds. It's been ten years since the Italian designer was first appointed Creative Director of the house, alongside Maria Grazia Chiuri — who has since left Valentino to go on to become Dior's darling of dresses — marking his anniversary (now his sixth solo show) with a coll. ection that was every inch couture-constructed with a commercial edge.

Void of prints, a muted colour palette was instead placed in the limelight, complete with the Valentino red, the new colour du jour, pink lavender — say goodbye to millennial pink — and beaded wild flowers, which danced across tulle. Cuts came with layered necklines (a nod to the continuing active wear trend), jumpsuits (the silhouette for SS18) and abaya-like dresses. 

Discover the Valentino Spring/Summer '18 collection here...

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