Valentino's 2016 Pre-Fall collection is not only lush and fabulous but it also honors a late Italian designer. With 84 looks, this collection details more than one luxurious aesthetic.
Hearts all over the world broke when it was announced that Italian designer Elio Fiorucci had passed. Well known for being heavily influenced by places all over the world, Fiorucci was "a local and a global" as Valentino's Co-Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri put it. Using Fiorucci's love for life and global influence, Valentino put out a Pre-Fall collection with American and Japanese influences. While the NYC influence is recognizable through the Chrysler Building replicated in sequins as well as fringe and tie-dye, Japan is highlighted with traditional quilted linings and embroidered cherry blossoms.
A delightful collection from the first look through to the last, Elio Fiorucci would have definitely been very impressed.