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Valentino menswear fall/winter 2018: Bourgeois streetwear

Paris Men's Fashion Week

Valentino menswear fall/winter 2018: Bourgeois streetwear
Designer Pierpaolo Piccioli reframes Valentino’s house codes to deliver an aristocratic punk collection

What do you expect from a Valentino men's show? Well, if creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli's last few collections are anything to go by, then long coats, bombers, sneakers and, of course, this being Valentino, camouflage and studs.

What did we get? All of the above. It was a collection that re-proposed what the maison is famous for, but for fall/winter 2018, characterised by sharp metal spikes adorning the cuffs of long and languid woolen top coats; rock studs weighing down the hem of billowing outerwear; and elongated spikes rising from the shoulder seams of tailored bombers. It was, as artfully described in the shows notes, 'aristopunk'. And what is street wear for the bourgeoisie without some statement white sneakers (check out the patent silver leather versions); camouflage intarsia on blousons (for a hint of couture savoir faire); and puffer jackets designed in collaboration with Moncler bearing the house's new calling card: VLTN.

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