With camouflage being a major trend in fashion these days, creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioliof of fashion house Valentino definitely did good on collaborating with the "disappearing" artist Liu Bolin for a camo collection.
The collection consists shoes, bags, jackets, scarfs, shirts and wallets, with colors that range from masculine green to camel, blue, black, grey and ivory with splashes of rust, red and acid green.
To celebrate the launch of the new camouflage collection, the brand hosted a special cocktail event at the Valentino store in Milan, where the Chinese artist made original art pieces during the evening.
For those of you who are not familiar with Liu Bolin, his artwork is based on camouflaging himself into urban settings. Liu has successfully hidden himself in front of graffiti-covered walls, advertisement-stricken billboards.
Liu Bolin about the collaboration:
'these pieces reminded me of a time when I had considered entering into a military career, which I then abandoned for my artistic vocation'.
Camo may be what's popular right now, but Bolin's interpretation is definitely more nuanced and unique then most things we see.
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