Did anyone say black pink? No, not the K-pop girl group––we’re talking about the colour palette of Pierpaolo Piccioli’s latest collection for Valentino AW22, which was unveiled in a bubblegum-swathed showroom at the Le Carreau du Temple in Paris. This season, the creative director collaborated with Pantone Colour Institute to create a custom pink shade––that we can only describe as a pure dopamine hit––for the ‘Valentino Pink PP’ collection, designed to encourage a moment of reflection. “Pink is rampant everywhere, in a total estrangement that includes the set and that is reiterated by the occasional total black and total white intermissions. Pink as a manifestation of the unconscious and a liberation from the need for realism,” the house said in show notes. See every look in the collection now.