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Valentino Collaborates With Designers and Artists Ahead of Tokyo Show

TOKYO — A day before it stages its pre-fall runway show in the Japanese capital, Valentino transformed its Ginza flagship into a temporary concept store conceived by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli and Sarah Andelman. The store will sell a series of collaboration items, as well as an exclusive Tokyo collection, through Dec. 9.
“I wanted to create a kind of conversation between the two cultures — the Occidental culture with the symmetric and the perfect idea of beauty that comes from Greek culture, which is the Western idea of beauty. It’s kind of still, that idea of beauty,” Piccioli said. “I feel that the wabi-sabi idea of beauty, which is more about imperfection, the time that goes by, imperfection as a value, diversity as a value — I feel that fits perfectly today for contemporary life.”
Piccioli incorporated the concept of wabi-sabi into both the store concept and the pre-fall collection, while also drawing on another Japanese notion.
“I felt this word called ‘ma,’ which we don’t have in Western culture, which is a word that represents the space between two structures, two elements. In Japan, even when you talk and you have a space in the conversation, it’s called ‘ma.’ So I felt

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