Valentino - Spring Summer 2014 Menswear Collection in Paris

On the parquet of the Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild, the Valentino man imposes his style: a wardrobe consisting of classics reinterpreted in a contemporary way. A business suit constructed by assembling various shades of blue denim, floral camouflage makes up a military jacket. Traditional but reinterpreted fabrics create a pair of chinos or a nylon jacket printed with a toile de jouy motif. The idea of a uniform is also the leitmotif, reinforced by the use of khaki but also by shoulder pads on shirts, the trompe l'oeil of half-belts on a pea coat or a jacket. The two designers, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli also play on contrasting colours to define a new line, highly desirable and by using the skill and savoir-faire of craftsman.

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Interview Maria Grazia Chiuri : We believe that now there is a new man that does the traditional culture but at the same time, he wants something new but in the same way, not something strange but something that is very desirable, that you really want; that is also easy to wear but is at the same time modern and contemporary.
Pierpaolo Piccioli : We think that it is important to create a new wardrobe, but made up of an old wardrobe that you already have, that looks familiar but you see it in a different way. So colours also are very subtle; burgundy with denim with Havaianas, everything is a new balance between colours, shapes, craftsmanship. We love to mix traditional sartorial culture with denim, rubber and crocodile, toile de jouy with chinos, because we wanted to create new pieces with many cultural mixs together to create a new balance.
Maria Grazia Chiuri : It is more important for us to build a style for men, but also for the other line, but is very important not to only speak about trends, but also the style of our house.

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