Valentino showcased its first co-ed Pre-Fall 2019 collection by Pierpaolo Piccioli at Warehouse Terrada in Tennozu Isle, Tokyo, on the occasion of the launch of a special Valentino concept store in its space at Ginza Six. The collection was inspired by Japan and the concept of “Wabi Sabi”. Focused on contrasts such as symmetry and asymmetry, harmony and balance and the house’s signature color – RED. The iconography of the Maison – the ruffles, the lace, the grace, and then the flowers, the colors, the motifs – is interpreted in a wabi sabi key. Volumes are purified, ruffles are crushed, pleats are misaligned. Black and red are splashed onto prints, the V logo marks allover.
Intermissions allow meanings and possibilities to expand.
The space between things is a place for pondering and inventing.
A syllable captures this suspended idea of construction: Ma.
Ma as an expansive and meaningful void.
Familiar signs are transposed and seen anew. Change is in the point of view: a quest for imperfect perfection. The code becomes inclusive, keeping the street as the horizon.
Check out the entire lineup below.