Valentino showcases amazing Pre-Fall 2019 collection in Tokyo
Fashion house's first show in Tokyo saw creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli celebrating Japanese culture. (Photos: AP)
The creative director was inspired by wabi-sabi—a Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.
A model wears a creation by the designer Valentino during a show in Tokyo.
The inspiration for the evening was translated into sihouettes that were asymmetrical, ruffles and floral pints on black and red silk.
A model wears a red and blue Valentino creation with a ruffled hat for the show.
The designer presented 90 looks, each inspired by the uniquely Japanese philosophy of wabi sabi, whereby flaws and imperfections are regarded as beautiful in their own right.
Designs with pod-like shapes, or loose frills tumbling down the backs of gowns, much like Valentino creations, were a common sight at show.
For the finale, the models swept onto the runway before halting in single file
Designer Pier Paolo Piccioli, centre, accepts applause as he walks with model Kaia Gerber, right, at the end of the Valentino during fashion show in Tokyo,