Valentino Redefines the Menswear Dress Code for FW18

Valentino Redefines the Menswear Dress Code for FW18

This season, Pierpaolo Piccoli gets “real” about male style.

This season, Pierpaolo Piccoli gets “real” about male style.

Text: Danielle Combs

In today’s ever-evolving fashion climate, men’s fashion has officially come to a head. Until now, style was based on what was sartorially accepted and often dictated by those who were dominant, wealthy, and yes, middle-aged. Today, it’s become increasingly apparent that the roles have reversed, as young style savants seem to be setting the new precedent.

This season, Pierpaolo Piccioli’s vision of menswear was indicative of the recent shift we’re seeing in men’s fashion, where tracksuits and “dad” sneakers are fast becoming a hot commodity even in the high-fashion circuit. Using street style as a jumping off point, Piccioli executed slim tailored pants that he topped with narrow overcoats, puffers, and parkas—along with sporty trainers. “I don’t like fancy territory, “ Piccioli said about the collection. “I like real.”

Piccioli’s new take on ushering in “real” fashion still made a statement on the runway as models donned narrow silhouettes,  comprised of floral embroideries and abstract tiger patterns that were placed on sleekly tailored coats. If today’s show was any implication, it’s clear that with Piccoli at the helm, Valentino will always have an authentic touch. See the full collection below.

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