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Trending 6 November 2022

Luxe to Less: Valentino Pink

Thanks to a collision of Barbie-Core and Dopamine Dressing trends, alongside Valentino’s Autumn/Winter 2022 show, hot pink has made an electric comeback in 2022.

Can't afford a few thousand for Valentino Runway pieces? No worries! Thanks to the trickle-down effect, on-trend hot pink goodies can be shopped at a myriad of different price points, and we've curated the best of the best, for you below.

Words By Brittany Lyons


There is absolutely no doubting that the hot pink hue trend was a product concocted by the ultra-high fashion world. Like most trends that make their way from Haute Couture, right down the line to the ‘High Street’, this saturated colour was introduced to us on the runway.

Lets quickly rewind to March this year, where Pierpaolo Piccioli brought us a Valentino show, dubbed as an ‘extreme colour strategy’, made entirely in pink. A total of 40 silhouettes were imagined in the same monotone shade of hot, hot pink. Even the set was absolutely doused in the vibrant hue.

Whether you were a fan or a fault-finder, the confidence in pinning an entire collection on one colour, although insanely risqué, seems to have absolutely paid off for Piccoli.

Now living in the time where the garments spotted walking down the runway have finally dropped in-stock at our favourite retailers, we’re noticing many iterations being offered, by Valentino and by many other brands.

If you’re a sucker for investing in the real deal, you can peruse and shop pieces from the Valentino AW/22 RTW collection below, and even some other high-end goodies that will do just the trick.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Valentino Floral-appliqué Wool-blend Trousers, $6,900, Matches Fashion
Valentino Crepe Couture Short Dress, $4,629, Farfetch
Valentino Crepe Couture Bow-detail Short Dress, $5,200, Farfetch
Valentino Crepe Couture Wool-blend Shorts, $1,470, Matches Fashion
Valentino Garavani Metallic Floral-jacquard Bucket Hat, $1,226.65, Net-a-Porter
Balenciaga Le Cagole XS Studded Croc-effect Leather Shoulder Bag, $3,450, Net-a-Porter
Valentino Semi-sheer Silk Chiffon Tank Top, $1,470, Farfetch
Valentino Garavani Tan-Go 100 Patent-leather Pumps, $1,380, Net-a-Porter


Can’t afford to pledge a few cool thousand dollars to support the ultra-hot-pink trend made popular thanks to Valentino? Honestly, we get it. One of the brilliant things about a global fashion trend, is that it trickles from the high to the low, and everywhere in between, which makes it accessible for most, irrespective of budget or location.

One of our favourite places to play within the fashion space is the mid-market. A category of fashion, accessories and footwear that bridges the gap of ultra-luxury and fast-fashion, this playground is typically where the contemporary labels reign supreme.

The iteration of the hot-pink trend within this particular price range is exceptionally fun and playful. Thanks to brands like JW Anderson and The Frankie Shop putting their own stamp on the trend, you’re spoilt for choice when shopping hot pink separates this season.

A textural favourite has got to be the Jacquemus’ La Maille Neve fluffy pink cardigan in a saturated pink hue. The perfect balance of risqué and modern, we think this hot pink number is the ‘cool girls’ way of introducing the popular hue into her wardrobe.

Still have your heart set on the real McCoy? You can invest in this hot pink Valentino Belt for well under $500.

Clockwise Left to Right:

Jacquemus La Maille Neve Cropped Brushed Knitted Cardigan, $395, Net-a-Porter
AMI Alexandre Mattiussi Pink Ami De Cœur T-Shirt, $305, SSENSE
Staud Danielle Halterneck Cutout Nylon Midi Dress, $685, Matches Fashion
JW Anderson Scalloped Cropped Recycled-jersey Sweater, $544, Matches Fashion
Valentino Garavani VLOGO Leather and Silver-tone Bracelet, $390, Net-a-Porter
The Frankie Shop Perla Oversized Twill Shirt Jacket, $357, Matches Fashion
Poster Girl Pink Toni Bodysuit $270, SSENSE
Maje Vibois Blazer, $810, The Iconic


To round it all off and for those of you who might be a little hesitant to jump so deep into the hot pink trend, the high-street offering is where you should start. Thanks to reliable brands such as M.N.G., The Iconic’s Dazie and many labels housed at ASOS, there is a plethora of hot-pink items perfect to jump in on, that certainly won’t break the bank.

Take this NA-KD Cut Out Mini Dress from ASOS, a clever and wearable design, perfect to dress up or down, in the iconic Valentino pink hue. For an option well under $100, this suitable-for-many-occasions dress is the perfect example of not needing to being ostracised from a trend, due to the amount you’re willing to spend. Everyone is welcome here!

One of the categories where the high-street really amps up on trend-based goodies is accessories. You can see thanks to our curation of products below, that affordable bags and shoes in hot pink are a-plenty here at Monde.

One of our favourites is the DAZIE Power Puff Shoulder Bag, realised in the perfect hot pink hue, due to its statement details and how it perfectly nails the Barbie-Core in 2022 trend.

Clockwise Left to Right:

P.E Nation Backcheck Bike Shorts $89, The Iconic
The Frankie Shop Perla Elasticated-waist Twill Shorts, $202, Matches Fashion
Dazie Power Puff Shoulder Bag, $49.99, The Iconic
Gimaguas Pink Zoe Minidress, $190, SSENSE
NA-KD Cut Out Mini Dress in Pink, $81, ASOS
Nokwol Maisie Platform Square Toe Heeled Mules in Pink Satin, $84, ASOS
M.N.G. Remi Body, $39.95, The Iconic
Country Road Slim Camera Bag, $79.95, The Iconic