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Valentino to host Haute Couture show in Venice

Valentino to host Haute Couture show in Venice

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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Pierpaolo Piccioli gets ready to showcase his latest collections for Haute Couture...

This summer, Men's Paris Fashion Week is set to return with physical shows and whilst we're looking forward to seeing collections unfold on the runway again, Valentino will be following suit with a live show that will only see a selected number of guests attend. 

Scheduled to take place in Venice on July 15, the Haute Couture Fall/Winter '21-22 collection will be a physical show (in the respect of the current situation, following all necessary safety measures), and you can expect yet another dreamy collection from the maison. 

"One the most challenging aspects of my work during these unprecedented times was the reprogramming of some of my recurrent thoughts, which of course included the concept and the place for my Couture shows," says Pierpaolo Piccioli.

"The current “travel with your fantasy” mode we are in pushed me to dream harder and bigger. My next Couture collection will go under the name of Valentino Des Ateliers and the overall approach to this project has a lot to do with the name itself. I have challenged myself in orchestrating a symphony of different souls, minds and creative inputs. All of these energies drove my vision to Venice. This city genuinely and spontaneously generates vibrations on art, theatre, music, architecture, cinema, and everything that has to do with creativity. That is why it has been a natural decision to go for this idea. I am a designer, a fashion creator and I need to envision my creations in specific frames. Venice is the frame of Valentino Des Ateliers collection."

The show will be available to livestream on the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode platform and on digital channels.