I was fortunate to catch the live stream of the Valentino Resort 2018 show during my lunch break, the perks of technology eh!. My love affair with Maison Valentino has stood the test of time with the transition from Valentino Garavani himself to the creative design duo Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri on to Pierpaolo Piccioli holding the fort Solo. When the duo split with Maria Grazia Chiuri off to Dior, my Sister and I who are both fanatics of the brand took it to heart. However I have to admit that I have come to love Pierpaolo as the head designer of the brand and this collection is a testament of that.
Pieces inspired by Hip hop, Sports wear, military style…just to name a few sauntered down the runway to Kendrick Lamar’s song Pride (AH-MAZING). The highlights for me were the moments of diversity with models in braided hair styles and all the sports luxe pieces. I can only hope to afford some of these items by the time they drop in stores end of the year…fingers crossed lol. Check out my favourite looks from the collection!x
*All photos sourced from Vogue Runway