Utilizing Birkenstock’s Arizona silhouette, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli put his own unique spin on the model, which is featured in two different monotoned colorways of “Valentino” red and a toned down black. The former is dressed in buckles embossed with Birkenstock logos, while the latter sees large white “VLTN” branding emblazoned across the lateral side; both are crafted using leather.
“I chose to make this collaboration with Birkenstock for the same reason people choose Birkenstock every day. No matter what you wear, who you are, no matter your gender or social background, no matter your age, your style, no matter if you care about fashion or if you do not, Birkenstock has its own universal language. I loved the idea of approaching the DNA of our maison, represented by the individual and intimate world of Couture with something that it is so free and adaptable. To me, this is the definition of inclusivity,” said Piccioli.
Look for the Valentino x Birkenstock Arizona Sandals to be released at select Valentino boutiques globally and on Valentino.com. The models will also hit select Birkenstock boutiques and Birkenstock.com soon.
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