Pierpaolo Picciolo was apparently in a very romantic mood with this collection. Per Vogue:

Piccioli had also been hit by the resonances of the direct-action Movement For The Emancipation of Poetry, who anonymously paste lyrical lines on walls in cities around the world. The idea of publicly accessible poetry about love and tenderness led him to commission the Scottish poet and artist Robert Montgomery, and the three young writers Greta Bellamacina, Mustafa The Poet and Ysra Daley-Ward to contribute to a slim volume, Valentino on Love, which was left on seats for the audience to pick up. An illuminated billboard with lines by Montgomery stood at the end of the runway, reading, “The people you love become ghosts inside you and like this you keep them alive.” Piccioli showed how he’d picked lines from the anthology to be printed or embroidered inside coats, on mid-layers of tulle dresses, inside bags and boots—so that only the wearer would know they are there.

I don’t usually like to quote so much, but I liked that comprehensive explanation. Some of the influences are a lot more overt than this last line would suggest, and then of course there are plenty of nipples. Let’s investigate.

[Photos: Imaxtree]