Coinciding with the Chinese Year of the Tiger in 2022, the classic Valentino tiger pattern becomes a source of inspiration
Valentino recently stated that the tiger is an icon for the brand and that its Lunar New Year 2022 capsule features the storied tiger motif that first appeared in its haute couture fall/winter 1967 collection. The pattern was immortalised by a German model, Veruschka, who donned the tiger coat for Vogue USA (October 1967) in an image shot by Franco Rubartelli.
As part pf the celebrations of the upcoming Lunar New Year, Valentino brings back the tiger motif to aselection of contemporary looks, including shorts, hoodies and Valentino Garavani accessories such as bucket hats and Roman Stud bags in natural and neon palettes. This reinterpretation is a tribute to the Chinese heritage and a nod to is friendship with the country.
The collection also highlights the new Valentino Garavani Locò bag in pink, a compact double handle bag, with a nineties allure that the label describes, “embodies the process of resignification and the evolution of the iconic codes of the Maison.”
The Valentino Tiger 1967 collection is available in selected Valentino boutiques worldwide.