With the launch of its Pink PP collection, Valentino is making quirky waves and bringing brighter, dramatic hues to the fashion domain in one fell swoop. The vibrant ensembles, which have already become a global hit, range from the styles of sass to comfort, rightly paying tribute to the brand, Maison Valentino, and its shift to glossy glamor and alluring themes.
Electric hues can often be tricky to nail, but as Maison Valentino takes bold strides with its bright pink collection, the world’s best dressed stars, from Zendaya and Dua Lipa to Vanessa Hudgens, have been unable to resist its cheerful palette. Directed by the creative mastermind of Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli, the new Valentino collection is stripping its color palette down to a single hue as an experimental urge rises within the brand. Piccioli has been envisioning the fashion world through his rose-colored lens for quite some time now, and in this month’s issue of Vogue Arabia, Emirati singer Balqees Fathi takes over our pages in a range of delicious looks from the brand’s latest drop. While the color of her ensembles remains constant, what makes her looks pop is Piccioli’s innovative mix of textures. While one shot shows Balqees dripping in rosy rhinestones, another has her doused in plush feather details. The bold Pierpaolo Piccioli pinks are only interrupted with solid washes of black, which bring in a hint of drama.
In her latest shoot, Balqees sets the mood for escapism that matches the thought process Valentino is hoping to bring attention to. Below, dive into Balqees’s dreamworld of pinks and ebonies. You won’t be able to resist its romantic charm.
Valentino’s Pink PP collection launches across the Middle East—and worldwide—on September 15, 2022.
Style: Cedric Haddad
Hair and makeup: Ivan Kuz
Set design and art direction: Fuad Ali at Duette Studio
Floral artist: Jessica Locke at House of Blooms
Car: Alexandre Choueiry
Production: Danica Zivkovic
On-set producer: Sam Allison
Photography assistant: Ali Jerome