Introducing Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s Cuba-inspired Valentino Resort 2017 collection – rich, colourful, feeling tropical and bold.

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President Obama and Raúl Castro shook hands back in April 2015 a gesture symbolic of the warming diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. That was all fashion needed to turn the island country into the inspiration point du jour. Now, Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have taken a metaphorical trip to Cuba of their own.

The thing we love about Cuba is the many different memories of the place—African, Spanish, ’50s America,” Chiuri stated to Vogue.  “It gave us a real freedom to mix, like a souvenir, lots of pieces together.