Pierpaolo Piccioli curates this twentieth instalment. Based in Rome, the Italian fashion designer was named the sole artistic director at Valentino in July 2016. He is known for reawakening the extravagant spirit of haute couture in fashion, as well as for his advocation of fashion as a conduit for optimism, diversity, and inclusivity. His vision for the magazine centres on an exploration of the city of Rome and its dualities, approaching it as a longform visual essay that unfolds from a still-life shoot by Joel Meyerowitz of the designer’s own 'mood books'. Also included, a diarized visual portfolio by Charles H. Traub, inspirational classical artworks, and a portrait series done by Piccioli himself.
248 pages, 23 x 30 cm, softcover, A Magazine (Antwerp).