2022-2023 Autumn/Winter Collection Pink Valentino collection PPP Love story. For the second chapter of the text-only campaign, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli invited internationally renowned writers to give their input, creating 17 personalized and impact-conscious campaign layouts.
What are these powerful words? A story of love and compassion. Valentino House and Pierpaolo Piccioli are known for empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.
“I think poetry is a romantic way of life, towards work, towards everything. I think we’re romantics. In the end, it changes the way you see life, the way you approach life, work, people, “- Pierpaolo Piccioli.
The art of storytelling, moving, deeply understanding life, feeling what everyone in the world knows — this is probably the most important tool, I would say weapon, today.
What makes humans human? A feeling, a sense of empathy, and understanding that another person feels the same way as you. The goal of narrative storytelling is to tell stories that make you feel the same way. Every time you tell someone a story about an event or event of your day, you participate in a form of narrative. The experience of “reliving” and “retelling” resonates.
Everyone has feelings and gets hurt by something. This engagement is probably the only way we can, the media, the fashion houses, the designers, the journalists, the filmmakers – the creative crowd, to get close to these 20 year old Russians who are torturing, raping, killing babies, children, old people… I’m asking, how is this possible? Don’t they have mothers, younger siblings, grandparents? Or have they been lucky enough to develop empathy, understanding and affection for other people, other forms of life?
I’ll put it simply. Valentino House is a wonderful story about love, feelings and a profound understanding of life. Famous international writers wrote their works to remember. We are all appalled by the horrors committed by young Russians in Ukraine. A group of 20-year-old Russian men tortured for three days and killed 78-year-old writer and journalist Yeven Bar. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists and the National Union of Writers, and is the author of such books as “Buck the Navigator’s Meridian,” “Waterways Unknown,” and “Chronicles of the Philemon Dog.”
We live in the twenty-first century. The human and ecological situation before this war in Ukraine is the only challenge we face. We are all appalled by the behaviour of young Russians. Remarkably, the men first took “things” from the victims’ homes and then delivered them to their families. So everything starts with “goods”, “luxury”. And then a few years later we’ll see these men coming to Europe and America, and we’ll see these men craving and buying luxury goods, like those made by Valentino.
Perhaps it starts here, with empathy, which can be provided by luxury goods makers. An empathetic person cannot kill another person. So let’s write empathic messages about love for another person on luxury items — on bags, jackets, jeans. So when these people buy them, wear them, see themselves in the mirror wearing them – maybe the message will finally fall into their cruel minds. And this is not the utopia of “flower power”, it is probably a way of awakening.
Valentino is The author of The Narratives
Douglas Coupland is a Canadian writer and visual artist. His first novel was the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Stories of Accelerating Culture. He has published fourteen novels, three collections of short stories, eight non-fiction books, and numerous works for stage, film, and television. Coupland’s first major solo art exhibition debuted at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 2014, and the show has since toured international museums. His latest book, published in XNUMX 2021, is Binge, available through local bookstores.
ALOK (they/they) are internationally renowned authors, poets, performers, collaborators, median and public speakers. As Hybrid – media artists Their work explores themes of trauma, belonging and the human condition. They are the authors of Open Women (2017), Beyond the Gender Binary (2020) and Your Wound/My Garden (2021). They are the creators of #DeGenderFashion: a movement to bring down the fashion/beauty industry, and have been named HuffPo’s Culture Changers, NBC’s Pride 50, and one of Business Insider’s Doers.
Over the past decade, they have performed at more than 40 venues in 600 countries, most recently headlining the 2021 New York Comedy Festival. On screen, they appeared in HBO’s late-night sketch series Random Acts of Flyness and The 2016 documentary The Trans List. They can currently be seen in the Netflix documentary series Curious About JONATHAN VAN NESS.
The Englishman Bennett
Brit Bennett was born and raised in Southern California and earned a master’s degree in fiction from the University of Michigan. Her debut novel, Mother, was a New York Times bestseller, and her second novel, Half Gone, immediately became a New York Times bestseller. Her novels have been translated into nearly three dozen languages, and her prose has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and Jezebel.
Michael Cunningham is the author of six novels: Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, Time (winner of the PEN Falkner Prize and the Pulitzer Prize), Specimen Day, Nightfall and the Ice Queen, as well as as a reimagined collection of fairy tales, Wild Swans and other stories, all published by Farrar Straus & Giroux, Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown, a nonfiction book published by Random House. He is a senior lecturer in English and creative writing at Yale University.
Andrew Sean Greer
Andrew Sean Greer is The best-selling author of six works of fiction, including “The Confessions of Max Tivoli and Less.” He is the recipient of an NEA Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. He lives in San Francisco and Milan. His seventh book, A Little Less, will be published in XNUMX 2022.
Hanif Kureishi grew up in Kent and studied philosophy at King’s College London. His novels include “The Buddha of Suburbia,” which won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, “The Black Album,” “Intimacy” and “The Last Word.” His screenplays include “My Beautiful Laundromat,” which was nominated for an Academy Award for best screenplay, “Sammy and Rosie Get It” and “Weekend.” He has also published several collections of short stories. He has received the Order of Knight of Arts and Letters and has been translated into XNUMX languages.
Fatima Fahern Mirza
Fatima Farheen Mirza was born and raised in California and now lives in London. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her debut novel, A Place For Us, became an instant New York Times bestseller and was translated into seven languages.
Emily Ratajkowski is an author, entrepreneur, actress, activist, and model. Her debut collection, My Body, was released by Metropolitan Books on September 2020, 2021 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Her New York Magazine article (the magazine’s most read story of the year for XNUMX) cemented the book deal, titled “Buy Yourself Back,” which sparked a widespread discussion around copyright and the ownership of images.
Following this post, she created a work of concept art and NFT for XNUMX 2021 and sold them through Christie’s auction house, continuing to raise questions about the nature of authorship while returning a misappropriated Instagram post to its digital local terrain. Over the past five years, Ratajkowski has managed to convert her 280,000 Instagram followers into the successful DTC clothing line Inamorata, while continuing to work as a highly sought after fashion model.
David Sedaris is the best-selling author of 2,023 books, including the upcoming essay collection Happy-Go-Lucky (Little, Brown and Company, 4, 2019). He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and BBC Radio XNUMX. In XNUMX, he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the recipient of the Thurber Award for American Humor, the Jonathan Swift Award for Satirical Humor, and the Terry Award for Southern Humor.
Amia Srinivasan is Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford University. Her essays – on animals, offal, death, universities, technology, political anger and other subjects – have appeared in the London Review of Books, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, Harper’s, Tank and elsewhere. Her first book, Sexual Rights: Feminism in the Twenty-First Century, was published in 2021.
Melissa Broder is the author of the novels “Milk Feeding” and “Pisces,” the essay collection “So Sad Today” and five collections of poetry, including “Super Doomsday: Selected Poems.”
Miceko Kawakami is the author of the international bestselling novel Breasts and Eggs, named the “New York Times” Famous Books of the Year and one of the Top 2020 Books of the Decade. The work will be adapted into a play and performed at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg, Germany, on XNUMX 2022. Heaven, her second novel will be translated into English and published, and Oprah Daily is described as “having a jagged, visceral beauty”. Has been shortlisted for the 2022 Man Booker International Prize.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Kawakami made his debut as a poet in 2006 and published his first novella, My Self, My Teeth and the World, in 2007. Her works, known for their poetry, insight into women’s bodies and concern for ethics and modern society, have been translated into more than two dozen languages. Kawakami’s literary awards include the Akutagawa Prize, Tanizaki Prize, and the Murasaki Shibe Prize. She was named one of the best young novelists in Japan by Granta in 2016. She lives in Tokyo, Japan.
Elizabeth Acevedo is a New York Times bestselling author X poet who has won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Pulentz Award, the Pura Belpre Award, the Carnegie Medal, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and the Walter Medal. She is also the author of High Fire, which was named Best Book of the Year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Magazine, and Clap Your Hands When You Land, which is the Boston Globe – Trumpet Book Honor Book and Cokes finalist.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in performing arts from George Washington University and a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo is a researcher at Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writers’ Workshop. She is a national poetry Grand Slam champion and lives in Washington, D.C. with her lover.
Sai Long Chung
Serang Chung is a writer who constantly presents contemporary features and personalities. She writes about communities and the individuals within them with unique emotional touches. Her latest interest is in environmental science fiction.
Serang’s career as a writer began when she published a story “Dream, Dream, Dream” in SF fantasy magazine “Fantastique”. She won praise and attention for her first novel, I Miss Your Bite, which blended genres from science fiction to historical fiction. The following year, she released her second novel, Hana From Earth, an eco-love story set in science fiction.
In 2013, she won the Longwall Prize for Fiction for So Close. In 2017, she won the Hantailbo Literature Prize for her work “Fifty” and has been repeatedly recognized for her literary achievements. Seelang’s other well-known works include “Jae-in, Jae-Wook, Jae-Hoon,” about three siblings with minor superpowers, and “School Nurse Ahn Eun-Young,” about a school nurse who performs an exorcism. The latter is also being adapted into a Netflix Korean original series in 2020.