Paris Fashion Week is underway and the Valentino Fall/Winter collection definitely sparked interest in the audience. The menswear boasts a sophisticated and refined street-style aesthetic, playfully riddled with graphic embellishments. For 2019, the luxe label embraced the uncertainty of space, curating mystery-evoking illustrations and recurring space ship motifs throughout.
The Valentino Fall/Winter collection was assembled through collaborations -- a dominant mode of business that has proven "to drive novelty and consumer excitement." For its upcoming menswear capsule, Valentino tapped celebrated Japanese streetwear brand UNDERCOVER and Birkenstocks. In the search for a hybrid between haute couture and streetwear, Valentino's creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli also inquires about the balance between "the exclusivity of luxury and the accessibility associated with mass consumer brands."