I WAS 7TEEN

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#wrpdmagazine is presenting an exclusive story celebrating VALENTINO SS21 collection.

photographer MARCO D'AMICO
creative director MARCO GIOVANNI GRISOLIA
casting director MATTIA MARAZZI
set designer FEDERICA MANCA
fashion coordinator ELISABETTA CATALANO

special thanks to ERRECI STUDIOS

I was seventeen through severed wind, rippled by scents of turgid, snappy bodies,
degrading the leaden drafting of ancient power.
I was seventeen among urban, sizzling stones, scapes of smeared fabric, colourful
blinding dust, suffocating.
I was seventeen and now I am laying down among rubbles of ancient ruins.
The swing of an ax shatters a rugged holy-water font.
The city: a tamed ashtray.
Ash, rarefied tar.
Light, suddenly.
I rediscover eyes of dripping, ravenous intention. Parched, cracked lips.
Flesh, saliva, ferment.
Monuments to the becoming, in its changing, cheeky and cocky.
I was seventeen and now I do not understand crevices piercing my sight, my limping
hearing.
I was seventeen and now I do not understand, but I am scrutinising polished and
clear flux: free. Unstoppable.


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