IN THE SHADOW OF YOUNG MEN , VALENTINO SS 2013 – PITTI
Posted on June 21, 2012 by admin
“These nymphs I would perpetuate. So clear, Their light carnation, that it floats in the air, Heavy with tufted slumbers. Was it a dream I loved?”
Stéphane Mallarmé – The afternoon of the Faun
…And their alluring walk mesmerized our eyes… and those dazzling music notes corroborated our ears. The Boboli Limonaia in a late June evening. The slight scent of lemons, the amazing Boboli Park in Florence. The presentation of Valentino SS 2013 collection during Pitti. The refulgent edginess, the sporty elegance. There’s dynamism in Valentino’s men’s collection Spring Summer 2013. Shapes are wonderfully evolved into a smooth pragmatic prêt-a-porter for him. Shapes are combined and matched together, creating a flow of textures, a camouflage of geometry. Materials are opaque, green, kacki, dark orange, black, lime yellow and terra di siena. Lines are clean and shoes are comfortable, only fancy sneakers with a vintage allure. Jackets are re-styled and weight lightly. Shirts are boxy, rigid but airy. Sleeves are melted down shoulders in a natural way while trousers are short and dynamic to keep fresh and running this young men. A globetrotter, a modern gipsy, he is not afraid of colours nor wearing a neoprene jacket, which is, a scary material for some, but for us could be very enjoyable (and warm when it gets cold). Here is the NEW Maison Valentino man ‘en plein’ blooming, a process of renovation towards a more modern and aware client. Classical is just a PRETESTO to start something new for Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli who undertake new paths of discovery: The Avant Garde of Minimal. We have never seen such a modern young Valentino a collection to wear and desire. …Was it a dream WE loved?