By  on November 26, 2018

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.”

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