Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with a touch of romance

The Italian fashion house presented its Valentino Collezione Milano collection to a socially distanced audience

Valentino brought Milan Fashion Week to a close, opting for a physical show that gathered just 200 guests in a disused metallurgical foundry.

Seated on cubes at a respectable distance from each other, the audience was treated to a show that featured streamlined versions of all of Pierpaolo Piccioli's signatures – bold prints, floral detailing, ruffles and fringing.

Straight-leg jeans were paired with ruffled blouses, billowing dresses highlighted the collection's focus on wearability and mini dresses came in pops of neon green, paired with elegant capes or in the form of oversized shirt dresses in glorious shades of pink. Men donned minuscule shorts and roomy trousers, paired with floral tops and simple blazers.

“The simplification and the quest for new meaning guides the selection of the pieces,” said the show notes.

With British singer Labyrinth providing the soundtrack and the industrial space softened by floral arrangements, the presentation combined both womenswear and menswear, with a diverse cast bringing together men and women from different walks of life.