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Valentino

This renowned Italian brand was founded by Valentino Garavani. Today, the house's spirit is kept alive by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.

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About the designer


Valentino is one of the most honoured fashion houses in the world, based in Italy. Founder and designer Valentino Garavani is adored by many models, celebrities and socialites for his on point red carpet dresses. After Valentino's retirement, creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were appointed in 2008. In July 2016, Maria Grazia Chiuri left Valentino, leaving Pierpaolo Piccioli to oversee the brand’s creative direction. However Valentino continuously dominates the house’s characteristic. In 2012, he designed Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress. More of the Italian house’s lines include Valentino Garavani, Valentino Roma and the more youthful RED Valentino.

Collection spring/summer 2018

 

Pierpaolo Piccioli’s inspiration for SS18 took a journey to outer space while abiding by Valentino Garavani’s signature aesthetic. The key pieces for the SS18 presentation featured outerwear accented with oversized pockets, zippers and asymmetric detailing. The space vibe was translated to ready-to-wear PVC jackets, sporty halter tops, A-line dresses and sheer embellishments. The ruffled evening and dazzling floral dresses, inspired by Valentino’s glamorous allure, added to the ultra-feminine feel whereas the boxy leather jackets allowed for tougher looks. The luxurious materials showcased embroidered velvet, sequins, and richly embellished floral patterns.