By  on September 28, 2018

MILAN — Signaling the importance of the Japanese market for Valentino, the Rome-based luxury house will hold a runway show in Tokyo on Nov. 27 to present its men’s and women’s pre-fall 2019 collection. This is the first time the two ready-to-wear divisions will be presented together on the runway and it is the first show the company will hold in Tokyo since the Eighties.

“I have always been fascinated by the Japanese idea of beauty as imperfection and permanent transformations; I think it embodies the modern vision of beauty,” said creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. “This country has always used tradition as a boost to understand and travel to the future. My intention today is to establish a respectful connection between our two cultures.”

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