In his latest collection at Paris Fashion Week, Pierpaolo Piccioli took a more toned down direction for Valentino. With more minimal design, the designer's goal was for the individuality of the person to show through. The added "statement" to the looks, however, was the brand's lineup of intricate handbags that came down the runway.
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While the designer eliminated excess in the clothing, he intended for "sensuality" to shine in the accessories, per a press release.
The new Atelier bags, which comprise four categories — ruffles, petals, micro-studs and bows — are Piccioli's way of expanding elements of couture to more than clothes. The designer has always imbued couture values into his ready-to-wear collections — for spring 2020, he launched Le Blanc, a line of customizable white shirting with couture details — and is now taking the same approach to his accessories.