Being radical is an act of awareness, the will of an individual gesture. It requires both knowledge and freedom in personal expression. The signs and the codes of Valentino, today, are being re-signified: in Milano, in an industrial space that still resonates with the human activities that took part within its walls. In a factory that has been filled and defaced with flowers, a vision of what romanticism can be today takes shape and nuances as interpreted by women and men of all walks of life.
Romanticism is first and foremost a gaze on things and life, not on a set of rules. The individual vision of Pierpaolo Piccioli touches the individual spirit of each person, and what comes out of it is a suggestion of what Valentino can be now, following another perspective. It is about the values that make an ever-evolving identity, not the aesthetic that solidifies it.