East meets West for Valentino’s Pre-Fall cherry blossomed collection

After having plumbed the depths of the house’s own Italian heritage as well as African themes on their Spring runway, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli merged West and East for this pre-fall prodigious collection. The inspiration was Elio Fiorucci. “He was local and global,” said Chiuri, “and we think that fits with the way we work.” The designers were drawn to Fiorucci for the “pre-Instagram, pre-Internet, pre-everything time he represented in fashion, for the joy of discovery a trip to his store guaranteed”. Colourful, smothered with stars, fringe, tie-dye, and metallic sequins or neutral and humble with wabi-sabi embroideries of cherry blossoms, clouds, and flying birds on outerwear this is a collection for a global citizen of style. Dress in crêpe de chine with “Volcano” print by Valentino. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki, Luisa World Kifissia. Read more