5 things you need to know about the Valentino show

Including how you’ll be dressing next summer

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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...

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.