From silky shifts and floor-sweeping gowns to directional cape dresses, our edit of Valentinodresses captures the brand’s ability to conjure a different persona for every occasion. Whether charmingly feminine in lace and jewel embellishments or extravagantly printed for a bold statement, each dress is testament to the brand’s emphasis on timeless style and fine, Italian craftsmanship. Whatever your aesthetic, style them your way with some clever layering, teaming designs with Valentino T-shirts and tops in the summertime and jackets and coats when things are a little cooler.
Dispelling the notion that edge and elegance are mutually exclusive, the Valentino Garavani Stud and Rockstud are iconic. Continually reinterpreted with every new season, these galvanized metal studs sweep the full Valentino Garavani shoe and accessories spectrum and are truly worthy additions to the fashion lexicon.
Though courted by Hollywood and the fashion press alike, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli is far from the showman one might expect. Private, modest, and grounded, the creative director of Valentino eschews the spotlight. Instead, he lets his craft speak for itself. Couture techniques infuse every Valentino runway – charged by his personal and political commitment to positive change.
Such is the mastery of creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli that even the most discerning fashion editor would struggle to delineate Valentino ready-to-wear from Haute Couture. Hallowed techniques and a lightness of touch, previously reserved for an elite few, are now par for the course under Piccioli’s direction – which sees Couture democratised, one stitch at a time.
Valentino’s latest men’s offerings see archival classics refreshed with an air of youth and modernity. Honouring the Maison’s illustrious history, its menswear unites tailoring with wondrous prints, rugged denim, and sneakers for a collection that delights new and seasoned sartorialists alike.