The new Pierpaolo Piccioli aspect given to the Valentino Maison is unique in its own way. It hasn't been easy for him no sharing any more the responsibilities,tasks and hon ours with his trustful companion friend and collaborator Maria Grazia Chiuri which is now successfully the creative director of Dior Maison.
Hey have gone in two different directions as well as their compromises which were holding the golden couple of the international couture. We must admit that Piccioli its a gambler.The Valentino Maison is no longer Italian, it's a sad reality. It belongs now to rich Qatar group but all this hasn't neglected the Griffe DNA which has been changing the history of fashion for ever. Piccioli is aware of this enormous inheritance which is craving on his shoulder. Piccioli is proposing a trend which is winking on hip hop and street style without forgiving like fire works at the end of a perfect party,showing on a catwalk those clothes that the historic lovers of the brand literally adore because they are the summary revisited in a modern key of every thing that they always loved of the great Valentino Garavani style.
Piccioli is a very versatile man and full of courage is looking for bringing the Maison on new virgin roads. With his strong and determined will he looks like almost like an explorer which with a machete opens the way in the bush because he knows that the river is not so far. He may hasn't a real map with him but who really has it? The unpredictable can be always behind the corner, in any case he follows something precious and special, it's great instinct. And this is basically its great quality. Smelling the wind and start marching in order to bring the Valentino Maison with the head up into the 21 century and one day when he will look behind he will be proud to have chosen a different road, it's road.