Valentino Captures Spring 2016 Campaign in Kenya

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published January 8, 2016

Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign

With its spring 2016 runway show inspired by Africa, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli staged the new season’s campaign in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The Italian label tapped Stephen McCurry, a photographer who is most famous for his ‘Afghan Girl’ National Geographic cover.

The full cast of model stars Alice Metza, Cameron Traiber, Greta Varlese, Kirin Dejonckheere and Tami Williams. Also featured in the advertisements are the Maasai people.

McCurry told WWD about shooting the campaign, “The idea of these pictures is to take the viewer on a journey. The clothes were inspired by African motifs, [so] to take the shoot to Africa and show how these things interact and, this connection of the clothes, the models, the environment, the local people; I thought it was a great endeavor.”

Valentino Spring 2016 Campaign

Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign
Valentino spring 2016 campaign

Valentino Spring 2016 Runway

Influenced by tribal motifs, Valentino’s spring 2016 runway collection included its fair share of romantic dresses embellished with geometric prints as well as jewelry. A color palette of black, ivory, ebony, beige, dark red and forest green makes for earthy tones.

Valentino New Arrivals – Neiman Marcus

Valentino Angel Wings Print Lace Gown
Valentino Angel Wings Print Lace Gown
Valentino Jaguar Print Sheath Dress
Valentino Jaguar Print Sheath Dress
Valentino Short Sleeve Landscape Print Dress
Valentino Short Sleeve Landscape Print Dress
Valentino V Neck Mini Dress with Waist Band
Valentino V Neck Mini Dress with Waist Band

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3 thoughts on “Valentino Captures Spring 2016 Campaign in Kenya”

  1. Maybe designers in global South can release a spring summer collection inspired somewhere exotic-like in global North so some of us non-fashionista types and mere minions can relate and go on some ‘journey’ and appropriate local culture and what not…otherwise this is plain creepy and weird….

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    • I completely agree! If you can’t beat them join them; I’d love to see Ajuma/Alek Wek/Nykhor in a photoshoot somewhere in Tennessee with obese rednecks in trailers eating hamburgers in the background

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  2. Tribal is a meaningless term unless you mention which tribe inspired them. Seems to me that this collection was inspired by a few African cultures, not a singular exotic “tribe.”

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