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Valentino

This renowned Italian fashion brand was founded by designer Valentino Garavani. Today, the spirit of the house is being 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 2017


With Maria Grazia Chiuri transferring to Dior, this is the first time Piccioli designs a Valentino collection without her. He did receive guidance of legendary designer Zandra Rhodes. Piccioli expresses his love for the Renaissance era by drawing his inspiration for this collection from Hieronymous Bosch’s paintings. The result is an interesting balance between the famous painter’s extreme and dramatic side and the typically romantic, gentle Valentino touch. Not only is there an abundance of pink and red on the runway, the designer decided to go beyond the obvious and even combined the two colours in his silhouettes.