There hasn't been a single knock against Valentino since Pierpaolo Piccioli became the solo creative director last year. His gorgeously-monastic-yet-electrically-coloured gowns have been held up as an example of a return to propriety on the red carpet. The shows have been consistently moving. Celebrities are practically pounding on the door to borrow those dresses. It’s all just so pretty and proper these days at Valentino.
So what is Piccioli to do next? Well, for the Valentino resort collection he went casual—extremely casual. As in, shower shoes and track suits, some rendered in his signature pink-and-red colour combo with white piping details, others topped with offbeat fur coats. Many of the models even wore Valentino’s version of thongs.
Sportswear inspired by streetwear has been bubbling up in recent runway fashion. During Australian fashion week Dion Lee presented a resort collection with a streetwear sensibility running throughout, the designer showcasing his own take on thongs and a tracksuit. The likes of Double Rainbouu and Karla Spetic also made bright shearling slides and velcro thongs look more than appealing.
With this kind of comfort factor, we're not complaining!