Valentino Dynamically Revamps for SS19

Valentino Dynamically Revamps for SS19

Pierpaolo Piccioli delivers a deliciously fearless palette of printed and emblazoned goods.

Pierpaolo Piccioli delivers a deliciously fearless palette of printed and emblazoned goods.

Text: AJ Longabaugh

As the Spring/Summer 2019 menswear collections stroll down the runway in Paris, there comes a moment during each fashion week where a singular collection's magic simply clicks and is unanimously decided as a revelation. Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli has hit a very sweet spot with his Valentino SS19 men's collection, sporting an endless brigade of Valentino emblazoned and printed ensembles, revamping any ideology one may have had of the brand before.

The key in this almost unnoticeably co-ed this spring range is Piccioli's vision for a jacket to represent each and every piece layered beneath. Whether it's a windbreaker, trench coat, blazer, or track jacket, each take on the role as the base and narrative of each look. A sea of joyfully, unpredictable prints including camouflage, tropical, and multi-directional chevrons evoke textures and pleasant chaos, making each ensemble electrically charged. Piccoli has also established the bucket hat as the must have for Spring 2019, arguing that it's function is not as accessory but more so the glue that intelligently holds a look together.

Present on the driving force of each model, the sneakers Piccioli has developed for the iconic brand further encourage the "dad sneaker" trend only he adds feathers that briskly flow and flirt with the eyes of each spectator.

Pierpaolo Piccioli has a knack for executing collections with deliciously fearless palettes of mixed media and flexible, multi-purpose silhouettes. Surpassing the streetwear drag, Valentino maintains a high-fashion mindset with luxury following at an ease. Check out some of the dynamic Valentino SS19 collection below!

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