For the first time the iconic artwork of Roger Dean has featured at the exclusive Paris Fashion Show through a unique collaboration with Italian Fashion House Valentino. Designed for the Valentino Summer Menswear Collection 2020 by Italian designer Pierpaulo Piccoli.
See the artwork that inspired generations imagined for the very first time as an exclusive men's collection, debuted at the iconic Paris Fashion Show 2019.
Utopias have the power to shape...
Traveling is certainly a physical activity, but it truly enlightens and enriches when it takes the form of a free- owing, borderless meandering of the mind. Travelers who go on journeys within the realm of their own minds are capable of transcending boundaries to reach the elsewhere, expanding possibilities and imagining utopias.
As signs and traces of different cultures mingle and ow in a sartorial present that makes everything possible, an exotic utopia materializes. Differences come together and everything nds a meaning - another meaning, with an unexpected signi cance - in the dialogue with the other.
Lines ow, colors glow as the high and the low, the bright and the earthy mingle and twine. The purity of the djellaba, the simplicity of the caftan, the human authenticity, a touch of handmade crochet and embroidery encounters the precision of the suit, the ease of owing outerwear. Imaginative landscapes - exotic utopias, indeed - created by artist Roger Dean, who designs the elsewhere, many elsewhere’s, in bright colors onto surfaces, materializing imagined places, making them visible, hence real.
As the journey changes the traveler, readdressing habits, gestures and views, so the act of dressing gains a lighthearted absent-mindedness: a straw hat on the head, Valentino Garavani Rockrunner Plus sneakers at the feet, practical bags in the hand. There is no final destination to the journey, which happens in the here and in the now.
Utopias have the power to shape what is not there, and are charged with the urge to make it happen. The elsewhere is made possible.
The range will be made available to purchase in Spring of 2020.
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Collection featured in: Vogue, The New York Times, GQ Style