When you feel stuck, you want to move. It has been almost a year since we actually enjoyed summer proper. The happy days of visiting the beaches in Bali or Phuket are now replaced with watching these places on a television screen. Our usual assemblage of clothes that we put on during this period remains in the closet as we ponder when we will once again wear them again. With Singapore’s vaccination rates ticking up, a resumption of international travel is almost in sight. As we eagerly look forward to that day, perhaps you could consider swapping out the old maillots and linen trousers for something new. Out with the old, in with the new!
Look no further than the latest capsule collection from the luxurious Italian fashion house Valentino in partnership with e-tailer, MyTheresa. Aptly called Escape 2021, the collection dives into the rich archives of the storied House for inspiration. In particular, the statement prints of the ‘60s — kaleidoscope designs, coral and tapestry motifs — do not only appear on an array of silhouettes from caftans, dresses, shorts and beachwear, but also on accessories like sandals, bags and towels.
The 44-piece capsule, designed for both men and women, is the House take on the nostalgia trend that’s currently in fashion as many of us yearn for the days where life was much freer. The ‘60s was chosen as it represented hope that society looked towards after suffering under the turmoil of war in the decade before. Similarly, this collection is the House’s call for optimism and that better times are ahead, while also exploring the shared vision of freedom and self-expression that is gaining traction in our contemporary society.
Standouts from this collection include the gladiator sandals in cognac leather, a revamped version of the cult favourite Supervee bag and totes that come in either raffia or canvas. Essentially, what you need for your next getaway to the tropics are all packed in this lineup so all you have to do is to add them to cart now.
The Valentino Escape 2021 Collection will be available in selected boutiques worldwide and on valentino.com.
All images courtesy of Valentino