As the weather warms up in London, Valentino has introduced its Resort 18 collection this week showcasing in New York. Pierpaolo Piccioli’s creative direction for this collection has lead him to the streets of NYC for his inspiration and the collection is heavily influenced by the sporty nature of NYC’s 1970’s street style. The collection includes several versions of the tracksuit; knitted pink laced in a cream lace, emerald green tonal striped and my favourite is the bubblegum pink bomber jacket and pleated skirt combination with a flash of red.
Should a tracksuit not be your thing, an array of prints are also available with references to the legendary print designer Zandra Rhodes popping up in the collection with her iconic lipstick print, both playful and colourful featuring on a selection of dresses and jackets.
Piccioli has demonstrated that less is not more through embellished accessories with every outfit. There were plenty of gym socks underneath the new candy coloured version of the Valentino Rockstud shoe, studded boxy bowling bags and statement coloured earrings…I’m saving my pennies for the candy coloured Rockstud sandals!
This is a true collaboration between vintage sports inspired fashion and wearable silhouettes.
Written by Rubee Variava. Follow the fashion team on instagram @questfashionlondon.
Images taken from Valentino Twitter.