5 things you need to know about the Valentino show

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  • Including how you’ll be dressing next summer

    For the Valentino Cruise show last night, Pierpaolo Piccioli presented a 70s hip hop-inspired collection, and it didn’t disappoint. Here’s everything you need to know, ICYMI.

    Where was it?

    In a cool brick-exposed studio in Soho, New York, which was transformed with leafy foliage for the occasion.

    The looks to remember

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    There were heavy influences of street art and hip hop in the collection, which is no surprise when you know it was inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix show The Get Down, about the birth of hip hop in New York in the 1970s. But this being Valentino, it was more glam than casual, and sporty essentials got elevated with feminine details. Think t-shirt dresses with lace, silky tracksuit tops and bold prints.

    Next season’s It bags

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    We’re all keen to know what the biggest bag trends will be next season, and according to Valentino,it’s all about hardware detailing. There are the usual studs of course, mixed in with gold clasps and chain links. Handheld clutch bags also featured, and monochrome designs mixed in with bold shades of pink and red.

    The beauty was nostalgic


    In keeping with the 70s theme, it was bold cat eyes galore on the runway, and models’ hair was long and loose, with a middle parting.

    Olivia Palermo rocked the front row


    While celebs like Helena Christensen, Nicky Hilton and Charlotte Ronson graced the FROW, Olivia Palermo stole the show in an embroidered Valentino bomber jacket.

    Well, we all know how we’ll be dressing next season…

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