Valentino Haute Couture fashion show in Rome

A few days ago, the long-awaited Valentino Haute Couture Fall Winter 2022-2023 fashion show took place; spectacular as always, with a catwalk that went from the Spanish Steps to Piazza di Spagna to Piazza Mignanelli, where the headquarters of the Valentino maison, which was founded in 1959 by Valentino Garavani and is now designed by Pierpaolo Piccoli, the creative director since 2016, are located.

A host of celebrities were dressed in #PinkPP, a colour created especially for the fashion show, representing a desire to overturn a stereotypical system in which the world is considered either black or white, and not only: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Elodie, Laura Pausini, Alessandra Mastronardi, Naomi Campbell and many others were present in total Valentino looks, making themselves spokespeople for the impeccable contemporaneity that the brand represents in the world today. It would seem that nothing has changed since that 1959 and yet, everything is different. And it is only "The Beginning", as the designer clearly wants to enlighten us by choosing this name, so representative, for the fashion show.

The creative director has decided to bring to the catwalk a collection that immortalises what needs to be at the centre of everything, namely beauty, the fruit of human sensitivity. And we are not just talking about female beauty or even male beauty; simply, all human beauty.

The person is placed at the centre of this fashion show, in every facet, in whatever body nature has destined for them. Already in the previous Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2022 collection - Anatomy of Couture, Pierpaolo Piccoli decided to address the subject of inclusiveness, which is also reflected in this collection.

Gender, age, sex and anatomy: in the name of diversity, all distinctions are completely annulled.

First and foremost, a flower was celebrated that is emblematic in the Valentino maison's archive: the rose. Worked entirely by hand, used as the brand's identification code, it cancels any kind of distinction between male and female.

In Pierpaolo Piccoli's palette for the Fall/Winter 2022- 2023 trends, lime green is worn with burgundy, red with turquoise, purple with orange.

The models flaunted their sensuality and elegance through short dresses, feather-studded skirts and bodices with precious jewellery. Fishnet stockings were present on almost all the models, embellished with minute applied crystals, thanks to which they shone in their own light.

On their feet were décolletes with details such as flowers and feathers. As headgear, on the other hand, floral helmets were sported.

Cascades of sequins and sequins illuminated the Valentino woman, even in the more casual version.

As a fitting conclusion, the fashion show ended by walking down the Trinità dei Monti steps; the catwalk leads home to where it all began and where it will continue: Valentino's atelier.

And what do you think of the Fall/Winter 2022-2023 trends brought to the catwalk by Valentino? Would you ever choose to add the proposals made by creative director Pierpaolo Piccoli to your wardrobe?