Valentino Garavani launched his eponymous label in 1960s Rome, creating a super glamorous and refined feminine aesthetic that has evolved through the years and cemented itself as one of the highest expressions of couture savoir faire. Now with creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli at the helm, the fashion powerhouse is consistently refreshing its aesthetic with each bold collection. Luxury appeal runs through the core of each new release, marrying the label’s rich heritage with contemporary details – think plush accessories in butter soft leather and tough-yet-feminine pyramid rockstuds.
The brand’s Italian craftsmanship and immaculate tailoring is a constant, with luxurious materials like lightweight silks and sumptuous wools a regular feature in each new collection. Loud prints and intricate embellishment lend a contemporary attitude, while attention-to-detail embroidery has become a house signature. Accessories and shoes take center stage, with a smattering of glistening studs a trademark finish on pastel colored leather totes and shoulder bags, or sample the street style look of the camo-print leather sneakers.