Valentino brought an array of understated looks to the Parisian runway for its Fall/Winter 2020 menswear collection. Firmly planted by buckled calfskin boots and derby shoes, as well as a newly-unveiled collaboration with Onitsuka Tiger, creative director Pierpaolo Piccoli brought forth an intimate arrangement of subdued motifs that melded seamlessly alongside an operatic performance from FKA Twigs.
Boxy shirts and coats emboldened by flower prints and embroidery made up a large part of the collection’s first half, whereby contemporary suiting meshed alongside cross-body bag accessories. Piccoli diversified the visuals further with the inclusion of a new take on Valentino’s Monogram Print and highly-textured camouflage textiles, both of which mark standout trenches. Looks remained further elevated by the use of contrasting colors, with various pieces utilizing subdued tones on the outer, with bright colors marking the inners. Other collection highlights include an oversized denim suit with “Bad Lover” imprinted on the front, a dazzling sequin-emblazoned lapel blazer and trouser set, relaxed wide-leg pants, streetwear-aligned sweatshirts, as well as various Harrington-styled bomber jackets, all coinciding with the collection’s understated aesthetic.
Another highlight of the show is Valentino’s Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 SD collaboration that comes in the iconic white and blue colorway as pictured above, and also blocked colored neon orange, neon pink, neon yellow and crisp white. The Valentino x Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 SD collaboration is said to be releasing sometime this summer.
Check out Valentino’s FW20 runway collection above and watch the presentation below.
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