A big tribute from Valentino to Japan , especially to Tokyo !
It's the conclusion regarding the launch of its exclusive collection-capsule , the collaboration with artists and country brands , the opening of a temporary pop-up and a closing parade that was a show of fashion and art .
During two days of this week, 27/11 and 18/11, the Italian brand celebrated the country with a big event . Named "Valentino TKY," the "operation" ended with more than a parade , a show dedicated to the pre-fall 2019 collection where for the first time female and male ready-to-wear paraded together.
The parade happened in a large warehouse where 70 women and 20 men modeled accompanied by a soundtrack performed by composer David-Guillou who played piano accompanied by a string quartet .
As can be seen from the pictures, the red and black colors were predominant in the collection of tulle, frills, lace, appliqués and pleats.
The men wore casual and monochromatic looks. Women, even those who wore more luxurious dresses, were also relaxed by wearing high heels with socks.
The idea of the artistic director of the company, Pierpaolo Piccioli, was to value the imperfect beauty . For this, it was inspired by the "wabi-sabi", Japanese concept that values this vision.
The high fashion of the brand and the identity of Valentino spoke to the Japanese culture: romanticism with an underground and minimalist touch.
In addition to the beautiful parade this week, the brand introduced its new pop up shop called VLTN TKY. The new space is inside its flagship store located in the Ginza Six luxury shopping mall in Tokyo. The project, as well as the parade, also mixed fashion and art .
Until 9th December you can find special products of collaborations between Valentino and different Japanese brands . Among them: Yohji Yamamoto, Undercover and Doublet.
Still, the capsule collection "Valentino TKY" consisting of T-shirts, bags, jeans, jackets and even gadgets is being sold exclusively on the premises.