In June 2016, newly appointed director of Maison Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli, invited Zandra Rhodes to collaborate with the iconic fashion house on a collection of prints for thier S/S ‘17 collection. Inspiration for the collection was to be taken from 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' by medieval painter, Hieronymus Bosch and Zandra’s extensive archive. In Piccioil’s own words, the collection was to be “Zandra meets Bosch, meets Valentino". 

Original artwork representing Bosch's 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'.

Landscape scenery with whimsical fruits.

Original black and white line drawing for one of the collaborative prints.

Details of a leather jacket appliquéd with the designs of surreal flora and fauna.

Close up of delicate hand beading representing illustrations from the collaboration.

Silk gown screen printed with the original black and white line drawing of the Bosch-esque landscape.

Line drawn landscape delicately screen printed in white on white.

Surreal animals and dreamy flora and fauna combine, creating this screen printed landscape.

Ethereal gown printed with flights of swifts and mountain scenery.

Pleated gown featuring the screen printed black and white line drawing of the Bosch-esque landscape.

Landscape scenes combine to create an all over print.

Flights of swifts and shoals of flying fish decorate this gown.

VOGUE Australia - June 2017

THE BAZAAR MAGAZINE - Spring/Summer 2017

ELLE Korea - February 2017

Images © Valentino Spa/Greg Kessler