RUNWAY: Valentino FW16As Valentino's FW16 show started, it looked like it would be a somber one, all black suits and sportswear. Oh, how wrong we were. There were about 80 looks and that sheer number seems excessive, as were the hodgepodge of inspirations. There were chunky straps on coats (S&M!), Navajo prints (Native American!), tartan suits (70s London!), tie dye (psychedelia!) and so on. It is well known that Valentino's ateliers are some of the most gifted and hardest working, churning out special edition collections left and right, some of them couture. However, in its attempt to create a collection that "frees" men from just one type of clothing it looked like this well made collection was just grasping at straws. That's not say the work was not top notch, it just needed to be edited. A lot.