Valentino goes tribal

“Tribal Africa is a tricky theme for fashion designers, especially given all the Internet rage over cultural appropriation these days” commented Lauren Idvik about on Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli collection. Set to the theme song of “Out of Africa” the show was exquisite, from the series of black lace dresses and separates paneled with studded leather for an armor effect to the slightest details on the accessories that accompanied it. “Of all the shows I attended this season, only one earned a standing ovation, and that was Valentino. And it was richly deserved — for it was a collection brimming with a love for beauty and craftsmanship, and in turn, a fitting tribute for all the beauty Africa has offered the world” she commented. Here are some elements that prove she was more than fair. Cross body leather bag embellished with ebony wood and brass mask by Valentino Garavani. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki , Luisa World Kifissia.

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Hand painted leather sandals with multicoloured stones by Valentino Garavani.. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki , Luisa World Kifissia.

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‘My Rockstud’ embellished leather bag by Valentino Garavani. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki , Luisa World Kifissia.

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Tribal mask charms made of wood and brass by Valentino Garavani. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki , Luisa World Kifissia.

Fabrics and wallpappers by Marina Sfakianaki