WRNS x Valentino: A Card Game To Encourage Positive Thinking & Self-Empathy
At the height of the pandemic, in the absence of physical meetings, the We're Not Really Strangers card game shot up in popularity in helping people deepen their relationships with their family, friends, strangers and even, themselves. By providing prompts and questions, it has sparked many important conversations on a range of different topics, from relationship troubles to self-love. With 3.1 million followers on Instagram, this partnership with luxury brand Valentino is yet another milestone for the card game founded by Koreen Odiney.
The WRNSxValentino card game was announced right before the start of Haute Couture Fashion Week. Although Maison Valentino's own Temporal show was determined to focus on craftsmanship rather than narrative, this card game still contributed to the ongoing conversation about self-reflection and connection in the difficult times of a pandemic, which were fully embodied by the collections of other fashion houses this season, including Dior and Chanel.
Watch Koreen Odiney playing a short round of We're Not Really Strangers with creative director of Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli, in which she answers the questions "Who in your life can you have more empathy for?" and "What is getting in the way of that?".