Pierpaili Piccioli showcased his Resort 19 collection for Valentino in New York yesterday. The location reflected the collection which combined New York street style with classic Italian design and lifestyle.
Inspired by Jackie O with an Italian twist, the collection featured denim, outerwear, romantic gowns, shirtdresses and even tracksuits in bold prints and colours. Accessories came in the form of headscarves, oversized sunglasses, sandals and even trainers. There was a definite sixties feel with graphic prints, long sleeved mini dresses, bohemian pieces and bold logos.
The collection was presented in the James B. Duke mansion on East 78th street in New York but was inspired by the brand home country. “Rome is layers and layers,” Piccioli told WWD. “I wanted to capture the life of the street but in a very personal way. Rome isn’t only a postcard, it’s the harmony of many layers together — Baroque, paganism, angels, industrial, the churches, all of it. When you think street, you think New York. But Rome also has a contemporary street life.”
This collection is one for the young, trendy audience with street and sportswear even featuring heavily. While the clothes are more relaxed, the designs stay true to the fashion house. Luxurious fabrics were used at all times, delicate embroidery and attention to detail make for pieces for the style savvy feminine woman.