Again!! High-end style at high street prices! There are few reasons to sleep on a London pavement in November, but we’re sorely tempted to bed down outside Gap’s flagship store in Oxford Street on Friday night to be first in line for the arrival of Valentino’s capsule collection on Saturday.

The seven-piece capsule collection, created to celebrate Gap’s arrival in Italy, hits stores this Friday, November 26. Unfortunately, the pieces will only be available in select stores in Europe–at Gap’s new stores in Rome and Milan, as well as Colette in Paris and at Dover Street Market and Gap’s flagship store in London.

Valentino’s signature ruffles would translate into a collaboration for the high street retailer. The color palette is simple–army green, cream and black–so as not to upstage the ruffles adorning all the cargo looks. Valentino’s creative directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli mentioned:

‘We are very pleased that Gap thought of us as a partner for this project,’ Chiuri and Piccioli explain. ‘Valentino and Gap synthesise the current trend of combining luxury with basics. We wanted to mix traditionally high-end elements with Gap’s celebrated street style, to create couture looks with a contemporary attitude.’


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