Valentino is one of the most iconic luxury fashion houses in the world, famed for its red carpet favourites and super-glam aesthetic.
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.’
Valentino leaves Italian roots aside this season, taking us to the wild plains of Africa. From plain black to all-over bead embellishments, African tribal prints to quills and peacock feathers, this SS16 makes for a striking collection. The house's tie-dye, cargo and fringed pieces will lend your looks the epitome of safari chic this summer.