The project is presented today, in conjunction with an exclusive capsule collection dedicated to Maison Valentino Essentials at Maxfield, in Los Angeles from the 11th until the 30th of January 2023.
Lewis Hamilton - 6 March 2022 - Paris. LOOK: Valentino look from the After Club Fall 2022 collection and Valentino Garavani shoes. CREDIT: Valentino/GettyImages
The new Maison Valentino Essentials project is a reflection on the men's wardrobe, through the vision of the Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli, who explains and explores the essential pieces that compose it, contemporary masculinity, its essence and its meaning for the Maison. Reduced to the essence, tailored blazers, bermuda shorts, foulard blouses, coats, pajamas, suits and Valentino Garavani accessories express both timeliness and timelessness, turning into tools of nonconformist, individual expression, into uniforms of non uniformity, representing a versatile and changeable Valentino wardrobe.
Maison Valentino Essentials are in fact identified through shapes and structures, becoming iconic. These key wardrobe pieces are already present in the Valentino collections, available in boutiques and worn by international celebrities.
These assets were created through artificial intelligence, exploring the relationship between AI and fashion and celebrating the ways this technology can enhance and augment the human experience, rather than replace it.
A project by Tommaso Garner @tommasogarner (Art Director) & Vittorio Maria Dal Maso @700x100 (AI Designer)
These images contain key pieces already present in the boutiques, also including Valentino Garavani accessories to complete the look,
as the Valentino Garavani One Stud XL sneakers and the Valentino Garavani Locò bag.
Labrinth - 31 May 2022 - London. LOOK: Valentino look from the Rendez-Vous Spring/Summer 2022 collection. EVENT: "Elvis" UK Special Screening at BFI Southbank.
Romy Madley Croft - 6 March 2022 - Paris. LOOK: Valentino look from the Rendez-Vous Spring/Summer 2022 collection and Valentino Garavani shoes. EVENT: The Valentino Pink PP Fall/Winter 2022-23 fashion show. CREDIT: Valentino/SGPI
PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn - 15 March 2022 - Bangkok. LOOK: Valentino look from the Rendez-Vous Spring/Summer 2022 collection, Valentino Garavani One Stud bag
Shi Bo Yu - 6 March 2022 - Shanghai LOOK: Valentino look from the Rendez-Vous Spring/Summer 2022 collection and Valentino Garavani Locò bag, EVENT: The Valentino Pink PP Fall/Winter 2022-23 streaming party
Jake Gyllenhaal - 20 March 2022 - Paris. LOOK: Valentino look from the After Club Fall 2022 collection
EVENT: The "Ambulance" premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie
Andrew Garfield at Valentino Haute Couture show in Rome 2022.
Dan Levy at Valentino Haute Couture show in Rome 2022.
International celebrities who, in various events in the past recent months, wore pieces from the Maison Valentino Essentials wardrobe are numerous, from Andrew Garfield to Dan Levy - Jake Gyllenhaal - Mika - Paul Mescal - PP Krit Amnuaydechkorn - Romy Madley Croft - Shi Bo Yu and many more. Creative Director, Piccioli notes that, Men’s wardrobe, freedom of expression, identity, individuality, gender fluidity, romanticism, attitude, change in perspective, subcultures, timeless, effortlessness tailoring.
Maison Valentino has always celebrated beauty and artisanship. Beauty per se founds its roots in diversity, highlighting the identity of individuals of any age, gender or origin. Freedom of expression is the key concept.
For the Creative Director, questioning all stereotypes that identify gender, has given us a great opportunity. Expressing romanticism, grace and one’s individuality is the only way to treat femininity and masculinity in more conscious terms.
The volumes, the colors and the proportions of clothing are the spaces where a body, of any gender or form, lives. A reflection on the creation of a new space, with a known structure, that can be explored by everyone.
During the past twenty years, men have changed because the male figure, after centuries of immobility, has been put on the hot seat by the new role that women have taken on. This is the positive change that needs to be narrated. It is a way of being yourself. It is the most interesting thing that has happened in fashion in the last 20 years. Before that, freedom only seemed to exist in music (David Bowie). Looking at subcultures, Pierpaolo Piccioli looked at men’s fashion through actors such as Mastroianni in Italian movies.