The Valentino menswear for spring summer 2021 returns to Milan Fashion Week for the first time since 2007, and follows the fil rouge of a bohemian inspiration. In fact, Pierpaolo Piccioli rediscovers a remarkable delicacy of colors, fabrics and silhouettes also for men’s clothing, giving up the rigidity of the suit and the aggressiveness of street style to embrace a fresher and more lively aesthetic. Eternal Peter Pan in bermuda shorts and short-sleeved shirts, the Valentino man does not renounce the floral print and pastel shades, he wears sneakers but only in minimal interpretations, with low sole and total-white upper, with oversized sweatshirts and jackets that combine with looks with a casual yet refined approach.
It starts from the presence of the Bermuda shorts that predominate over the classic long trousers, declined in extra short versions cut on the thigh. Soft and in fluid and light fabrics, they lend themselves to the shades of spring, with crochet shorts and black lace that are combined with passepartout models in shades of brown, in combination with blouses, blazers and hooded sweatshirts. The latter prefer a soft and wide design, without shaped cuts or rigid details, with soft colors followed by a floral print with a pop aesthetic with maxi yellow and red roses.
The presence of accessories is important, from leather belts with metal buckles to rectangular satchels in black and brown leather up to maxi tote bags decorated with studs. The 70s then make their appearance in the high-calf white terry sock, which gives the outfits a sporty and retro touch. In what appears to be a journey back in time, Valentino dresses an eternally young man, who plays with clothing, rediscovering those items he wore as a child. Fresh, versatile and incredibly modern, the spring summer 2021 collection created by Pierpaolo Piccioli defines a new era of menswear, in the name of practical, informal and delicate elegance.