With the pandemic, the label has cited ethical reasons for the shift. Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli has said in a statement that “it is of paramount importance to stay grounded and focused and to work on tasks”. The house will further reinforce its Italian identity, having recently presented its haute couture fall/winter 2020/2021 collection in Rome.
The Valentino Spring/Summer 2021 show will feature both womenswear and menswear. Catch all the action at the livestream below on 27 September, 8pm (Singapore time).