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Valentino’s Pre-Fall 19 in Tokyo: Painting the city red

Valentino‘s Pierpaolo Piccioli chose Tokyo, Japan, to debut his new men’s and women’s Pre-Fall 19 collections, marking his first coed show in the land of the rising sun.

Kaia Gerber walking the runway for Valentino Pre-Fall 19 in Tokyo

In this collection where red, white and black were the only colors, two ideas of beauty are compared in a dialogue between perfection and imperfection, permanence and caducity. 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. In short, a whole collection of must-haves!

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