Step aside Rosso Valentino, FW24 is all about Valentino Le Noir

Step aside Rosso Valentino, FW24 is all about Valentino Le Noir

by Juliette Eleuterio
4 min

We’ve all come to know and love the signature Rosso Valentino colour, but for Fall/Winter 2024-25, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli is scrapping it, presenting his Valentino Le Noir collection.

With a name like that, you’d expect a collection entirely shown in black, and that’s exactly what Maison Valentino did. The choice of going black was inspired by the French Poet Charles Baudelaire’s quote that reads “Black is the uniform of democracy.” In this collection, black was not looked as a void nor lack of colour, but rather as a blank canvas that served as the starting point for Pierpaolo Piccioli’s painting of the new collection. Take a look below at the key looks.

Textured leather zip-ups
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Nothing says “I’m in charge” like an all-leather look and a pair of blacked-out sunglasses.  In this chic-meets-standing-on-business pairing, we got a hoodie-esque style zip-through jacket crafted from textured leather, which was paired with a skirt of the same construction. Worn without a layer underneath, it was both sexy and sophisticated, and we couldn’t get enough of it.

Sheer meets solid
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Layers of ruched detailing effortlessly fell on top of themselves, gracing floor-length gowns, one modelled by the iconic Vittoria Ceretti, and above-the-knee dresses. These looks merged solid and sheer layers, using skin to provide further contrast to the chic, monochrome palette. Thanks to its layered detailing, these layered ensembles moved with each stride taken by its wearer. These were packed with an eveningwear-appropriate personality, and we won’t be forgetting them in a hurry. 

Accessories done right
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When it comes to finishing an outfit, Pierpaolo Piccioli knows what he’s doing. In this classic pairing, a fitted, sleeveless top was worn with low-waisted relaxed-fitting trousers. Its wearer clung onto a Garavani Loco Bag, which was clutched under the arm where a sleek silver chain and “V” buckle provided a subtle metallic contrast, which shimmered in the show lighting. To round out the look, leather gloves extended beyond the elbow, nodding to the Maison’s timeless take on femininity in keeping with its jet-set chic approach. 

The black veil
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Did someone say black-themed wedding? While this isn’t technically a bridal look, it very well could be with its dramatic allure that would cause gasps while walking down the aisle. A black veil is seen effortlessly placed on a model’s face, while an equally light low-baring dress with cuffed sleeves and centred buttons seems to flow on the model’s body.

Paper-shredded chic
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Who said tuxedos were boring? Not Pierpaolo Piccioli, that’s for sure. With this detached, tassel-like suiting, Valentino gives us a fun option for a more business-typical garment. That playful aspect was further pushed with its adornment of sequins, adding sparkle to the monochrome garment, extending the all black palette to all of its extremities. Finishing off the look is a tight-fitting mini skirt, black tights, of course, and simple stilettos.

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