Remembering those lively times, Valextra Fall Winter collection’s color palette refers just the unique items that marked that era, such as the Olivetti typewriter, the Fiat 500 and the bicolor seat by Carlo Ratti. Light blue, military green, terracotta, rust and off white dye precious materials like crocodile and piton leather, in addition to the iconic Valextra polish calf.

The collection includes iconic contemporary items presented in new versions: the “Maxi Passpartout” and the “Iside” travel bag, now also available in a maxi format and characterized by a wide pocket on its back side.

Furthermore, coming back in time, the legendary “SerieS” gets back the main piece of the collection: born exclusively for men from the pure shape and lines of the “doctor bag” in 1961, it became also a feminine accessory in 1969. At first the bag was inspired by the curvilinear silhouette of the VolksWagen Beetle, by the Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe’s chaise lounge, by the “Palistano” seat by the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha; and today the new version is enriched by renovated proportions and details, directly linked to Carlo Scarpa’s geometry.

Finally, the entire collection was presented in the flagship store in via Manzoni, Milan, together with iconic and archive pieces.

Highlighting again its bond with architecture and design – always sources of inspiration for the brand – Valextra chose to work with the British architect John Pawson: elegance and minimalism are the keywords of the new exhibition space, halfway from a museum and a shop, conceived as a truly art gallery that shows off latest Valextra masterpieces.