Following Valentino’s highly talked-about couture show in July, especially Kaia Gerber’s opening look of a simple white shirt unbuttoned down to there and deceptively simple jeans that were in fact made from all-over sequin embroidered silk, the look is now trending. For resort, Pierpaolo Piccioli has expanded on the look. The new offering includes more accessible, yet no less glamorous, jeans with sequin embellishments at the hem.
Elsewhere, Piccioli follows the Valentino formula that’s worked well for past collections. Button-ups are layered under light knits, while midi skirts come in bold embroidered prints. The iconic Pink PP shade makes its way onto feather-trimmed sheer button-ups. At the same time, the tomboy-ish mini shorts and ties from the spring 2024 menswear collection are revamped and styled with thigh-high boots and a feather-trimmed cape that accentuates movement.
Valentino sits at number eight on Lyst’s top hottest brands for the third quarter. This collection’s simple hoodies featuring a metallic “V” logo brooch at the heart and suede gum-soled sneakers are proof that Piccioli’s appeal for a “versatile wardrobe” that emphasizes “urban elegance” continues to be a winning vision.