VLoveTN: The New Valentino Collection Inspired by Chinese Valentine’s Day
Love is a universal feeling which can inspire and unite people. It is a timeless power that can make us dream, hope, and feel special. It’s never too late or too early to celebrate love. This is the principle behind Valentino’s late announced collection which takes the chance to honour the Chinese Valentine’s Day, ‘Qixi’.
'VLoveTN’ is the new capsule collection for both women and men inspired by love and romance presented by Maison Valentino. Focused on a romantic aesthetic, the collection is characterised by versatile garments and accessories that feature a palette of white, red and black, as well as a predominant presence of hearts.
Valentino transforms the iconic logo ‘VLTN’ in a message of love, expressing its values in a broad range of clothing: from shirts, oversized sweaters, and basic cotton t-shirts, the altered logo makes its appearance as a large red heart. The theme is similar to the accessories, with studded bracelets and heart-shaped earrings in golden metal and crystals.
For the handbags, the tones are naturally focused on white, black, and red - typical of both the festivity and Valentino - with the presence of heart studs that recall the bracelets. This is accentuated on the bright red heart-shaped shoulder bag, as part of the limited edition. The pattern is repeated on sneakers and ankle boots that complete the ensemble.
By the casual and informal design, we can understand that VLoveTN is a street style collection that, regardless, retains its sentimental connotation and communicates it through its silhouettes. In each and every detail present in the collection, love is the only true protagonist that can bring joy to the person wearing it.
Unlike the original date of the Chinese festival, set for August the 25th, the capsule collection is already available online and in boutiques.
Words by Gennaro Costanzo
Graphics by Clare Stephenson