Valentino

An overview of Valentino’s latest menswear collection.

Valentino‘s FW24 Menswear collection is a continual reflection of contemporary masculinities. In the pursuit of defining the essence of contemporary manhood, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli delves into the expressive power of pure color as a tool to convey ideals, thoughts, and concepts. Indeed, color, when liberated from societal convention and emancipated from expectations, evolves from an archetypal marker for masculinity into something much more modern.

Traditional masculine wardrobe proposals and preoccupations are translated with a new identity. The collection reflects the strength found in vulnerability, shifting perceptions of the definition of masculine in clothing. In a changed world, man must change too.

It is clear that the brand aims to emphasize this message through their collection. The tailoring is softened to create a gentle man, one whose clothes combine the spheres of sartorial tailoring and Haute Couture that change surfaces and identities.

The sculptural forms of the technique named by Valentino Altorilievo (High Relief) is used to open windows into the clothes – across the shoulders of jackets, they break and subvert a point of stereotypical masculine emphasis.

The clothes themselves are drawn from the timeless male wardrobe, grounded in reality. It is because this fundamental change, in the meaning of masculinity and the nature of men, has already become a reality in this era.

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