The Amish community fascinates Pierpaolo Piccioli so much that he dedicated this Red Valentino collection to it, and the fact that the founder of the movement, Jakob Ammann, was a tailor is interesting because, as Piccioli explains, “he understood the influence dress had on life.” The overall look – an elongated silhouette emphasised by long romantic dresses and midi flared skirts – resembled the brand’s first line. Its trademark sumptuous embroidery gave way to more discreet embellishments associated with the religious community, such as eyes and hands symbolising charity and divine protection. Other dresses were decorated with floral motifs also found on little sweaters with gathered collar and cuffs, while quilting featured on a stiffly structured tweed skirt. The final transparencies veered away from the Amish towards the brand’s more typical fare.