Made up of ready-to-wear and accessories, all of the items bid farewell to the Ox and warmly welcome the feline’s black stripes.
As an ode to the house’s history with the big cat motif, they cited their Haute Couture Fall / Winter 1967-68 collection for inspiration, when tiger print first appeared on a floor-length coat with matching trousers.
The same coat which then went on to be worn by Veruschka for the October 1967 issue of US Vogue, photographed by Franco Rubartelli.
Paying tribute to this history and its symbolism of friendship between Valentino and China, the brand has applied it to a contemporary collection. Tiger stripes cover shorts, hoodies and various Gen Z-friendly accessories such as bucket hats.
Within Tiger 1967, Valentino has also launched a new Garavani Locò bag. Compact in size and hints towards the nineties in design, the double handled accessory signifies the brand’s evolution whilst maintaining elements that are synonymous to Valentino today.
By Pia Brynteson
The collection is available at all retail stores in China including the Hong Kong region, it is also be available online on Valentino, Wechat Mini program and T-Mall