A cut above
Bespoke tailored denim jeans, a “suit” made up of a cashmere T- shirt worn with matching trousers and pyjamas worn as daywear: Valentino has rewritten the fashion rules this winter. The deep blue cashmere longsleeved top worn with matching trousers was surprisingly sharp and smart— and, depending which industry you’re in, could be feasible for the office. Similarly, the navy pyjama suit: in pinstripe, the tailored trousers worn with a looser top could genuinely work as business wear. Only the house of Valentino could make intarsia look tasteful and fresh. Prints popped up as camouflage superimposed on a herringbone suit and as geometric motifs on hunting jackets, pea coats and shearling coats. Whichever way you look at it, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s innovative collection ensured Valentino remains a cut above the rest.