Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2024 menswear collection, “The Narratives,” redefines masculinity and explores the modern perspective of men’s fashion
Valentino made a notable return to Milan Fashion Week with its Spring/Summer 2024 men’s collection after three years of showcasing in a co-ed format. The show was held at Università degli Studi di Milano Statale, where Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli presented “Valentino The Narratives” as a moment to redefine masculinity and explore the modern perspective of men’s fashion.
The opening looks showcased crisp white ensembles, featuring sharp-shouldered blazers, buttoned jackets, collared shirts and above-the-knee shorts. Transitioning to black, the collection added a contemporary twist to traditional suiting codes, with knitted overcoats featuring skinny ties and subtle skirt details. The initially muted color palette provided a clear entry point to the collection’s broader exploration of masculinity.
Valentino’s signature Pink PP made a brief appearance, featuring a blazer, a floral-embossed top and pleated shorts. Floral-inspired stitching adorned various silhouettes, including oversized coats, cardigans and short-sleeved shirts. One standout jacket showcased the phrase “We Are So Old We Have Become Young Again” across the torso, while another, in green, boasted intricate three-dimensional embroideries.
The collection pays homage to Valentino’s rich heritage in tailoring, while infusing it with contemporary elements. Some pieces commanded attention with vivid tones and bold graphics, while others opted for a more subdued approach. Valentino’s exploration of identity, masculinity and modernity is evident throughout the collection, as it embraces the past while embracing the future.
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