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.
The “Esprit Dior” exhibition, held from 30 October 2014 to 4 January 2015 at the TAMAYA AS Building, is a grand journey into the unique universe of the House of Dior.
From the creations of yesterday by Dior and those of his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, and John Galliano to the resolutely modern work of Raf Simons today, Esprit Dior highlights the exceptional virtuosity of the House of Dior, synonymous with French elegance and Parisian chic.
The Esprit Dior exhibition is a journey into the extraordinary universe of Christian Dior: his designs, inspired by his everlasting fascination with Japanese culture, his strong relations with the most famous artists of his time, his unique talent for offering sublime and inimitable silhouettes with each new collection, his love of great balls, his unique sense of how to bring hapiness to women.
Christian Dior’s visionary creations still convey the same splendid elegance and all of them, from 1947 onwards, are enlivened by a contemporary spirit. Captured by the photographer Patrick Demarchelier, they are revealed in all their facets: timeless icons, works of art, actual jewels of French culture.