Valentino is one of the most iconic luxury fashion houses in the world, famed for its red carpet favourites and super-glam aesthetic.
It was Pierpaolo Piccioli’s first time alone at the helm of Valentino, and it was with a sigh of relief that the Italian designer not only met, but surpassed expectations for the iconic brand. This season drew influence from Renaissance-era ensembles and artwork (namely, “The Garden of Earthly Delights”) as well as the archival designs of English designer Zandra Rhodes. The result? An emphasis on diaphanous fabrications and luscious colours, and prints that don’t impede fluidity. As for us: we’re taking a cue from the runway and snapping up one of the designer’s petite crossbody bags that were styled over everything from blazers to evening dresses. With a refresh like this, it’s easy to see why Valentino’s timeless magic is an endless hit with women around the world.
Established in 1960 by the masterful Valentino Garavani, Valentino is the storied label synonymous with the red dress. Since 2008 creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have successfully updated the brand, fusing the founder’s legendary design codes with a fresh aesthetic. Over 50 years later Valentino continues to produce hugely adored collections that are coveted by A-listers and fashion insiders alike. Each season the fash packs swoons over the latest update to a look that has been refreshed regular for nearly half a century. Of course, at the heart of that aesthetic remains a certain Roman glamour – a regal, majestic kind of magic that only a Valentino piece could promise. ‘There’s something about a Valentino look – it feels just as good in the flesh as it looks in the picture, and to me that’s the definition of luxury.’