The storied house of Valentino embraces genderless clothing with a capsule collection of unisex basics.
By Max Berlinger
Valentino is accommodating a new generation who doesn’t get hung up by men’s clothing versus women’s. But it is handled in a way that feels true to the brand, with the release of the 12 piece collection, titled Rockstud Untitled.
“We wanted to render the unisex items unique, we therefore worked on the Rockstud Untitled Collection and on the idea that signs are the element that make objects and human beings unique,” said Piccioli. “We used golden studs to render the items immediately recognizable.”
The collection, which takes its inspiration from the Japanese idea of wabi-sabi, or the concept that things find perfection in their imperfections, is part of the brand’s Fall-Winter 2016 offering. The designs lean on classic items, with most of the fripperies stripped away, leaving each garment and accessory represented at its essence and instead of traditional labels, they’re merely identified by numbers, one through 12. These are, in a sense, Valentino’s idea of a core wardrobe, pieces that aren’t tied to a particular season or gender or even country or aesthetic, they are just iconic items that every person should own.