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ITALIAN RENAISSANCE MEETS CHINESE CULTURE IN THIS VALENTINO COLLECTION

Valentino Creative Director, Pierpaolo Piccioli, decided to show forth his deep Italian roots in this cultural export collection. The fashion house took to Beijing with a runway show for its recent haute couture collection together with the opening of a flagship store in Sanlitun.

Piccioli’s inspiration for this extravagant collection includes paintings from the Italian renaissance period as well as Chinese landmarks. This is not the first time the fashion connoisseur has veered from the known fashion cities for a collection, last year he showcased his pre-fall ready-to-wear collection in Tokyo. Some say this move, of showcasing in Beijing ‘reflects the importance of Chinese consumers to the luxury market’.

The 45-piece collection makes an elaborate use of taffeta, ruffles, exaggerated bows and floral prints; here’s a look at some of the pieces.

See the full collection here.