Mika Covers Prestige Hong Kong, Dishes on Relationship with Valentino

May 6, 2016
Mika covers the May 2016 issue of Prestige Hong Kong in a custom Valentino look.
Mika covers the May 2016 issue of Prestige Hong Kong in a custom Valentino look.

Photographed by Raul Docasar, singer Mika is Prestige Hong Kong’s May 2016 cover star. A frequent wearer of Valentino, the 32 year-old artist is front and center in custom looks from Italian fashion house. Talking to the magazine about how he was introduced to Valentino, Mika explains how his mother turned him on to the label.

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Mika Prestige Hong Kong Photo Shoot

Mika photographed by Raul Docasar for Prestige Hong Kong.
Mika photographed by Raul Docasar for Prestige Hong Kong.

Hearing from Mika, Valentino creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were more than happy to connect. Mika recalls, “So they came to Milan, we had lunch together and we instantly started talking about points of reference and our points of reference were very similar. And their sense of humor is very similar to mine, and the idea of playing, this idea of sophisticated play was one thing that resonated between the three of us.”

Mika dons a custom suiting look from Valentino for his Prestige Hong Kong photo shoot.
Mika dons a custom suiting look from Valentino for his Prestige Hong Kong photo shoot.

Revealing the maturation of their relationship, Mika continues, “And that was it. Now we’re friends and even our families hang out. But more than anything, in the friendship, there’s a deep exchange and there’s a respect for the work that we all do. I know how much love goes into the stuff they make–they’re an antidote to the crap side of fashion.” Read more on PrestigeOnline.com.

Mika pictured in Valentino for the pages of Prestige Hong Kong.
Mika pictured in Valentino for the pages of Prestige Hong Kong.

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