According to the calendar autumn is nocking at our doors, so we thought you should start the new season in style by adding yet another cult bag to your wish list – for Fall/Winter 2016 Valentino created a leather and velvet bag, embellished with Chinese symbols in collaboration with british designer, Celia Birtwell. The rich Chinese tradition is a never-ending source of inspiration, on so many levels – heads of lions, plants, flowers, colourful symbols of different human characteristics and […]
The recent opening of a new Valentino store on Fifth Avenue in New York got celebrated in a big way by the Italian fashion house – designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli created a capsule collection inspired by the city’s skyscrapers and yellow taxis. There are pieces for both men and women, all in white versions and decorated with the scarlet heart that is familiar to the US souvenir T-shirts I Love NY. What a great declaration of […]
Valentino created an empire, with his long-term partner Giancarlo Giammetti, when back in 1959 they founded the legendary label and created for the high society, like Jackie Onasis‘ wedding gown when she married Aristote Onasis. At The Emperor’s Table is an invitation into the five houses that Valentino owns – in London, New York, at Gstaad in Switzerland, and Paris at Chateau de Wideville – as well as on his yacht, a glimpse of the refined world in which he lives, […]
The last day of couture met a rainy Paris, the trendiest guests had to come to the shows on a moody weather – a fateful companion lately of our fashionistas – but one with another, nothing was ruined, nor the cheerful spirits or the glamorous outfits. Valentino and Viktor & Rolf ended the third and last day of couture shows, and the closure of the day had more style than the previous ones, some of the guests arriving in couture themselves […]
Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri, the designers of Valentino, exploit the Mexican culture and famous painter Frida Kahlo’s art for the brand’s Resort 2015 collection, where we see graphic and multicoloured designs – an explosion of colour and energy, with folkloric motifs and exotic inspiration.
Evening bags, minaudières, clutches are the accessories that complete a Cannes-like look. With fringes and fine leather, metallic and gold accents, embellished with sequins and embroidery – 18 bags in front of you, worth being shown off on the red carpet.
Butterflies are one of the main topics in the Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection of Valentino. Prints and embroidery depicting the most beautiful insects on earth, decorated Valentino’s luxurious long dresses, kimonos and long skirts, capes and mini-dresses. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli continued the theme of the butterflies in the Fall 2015 collection of accessories called Camobutterfly. Camobutterfly consists of a combination of the words “camouflage” and “butterfly” and hints at a much more feminine and romantic and protective version […]
The cowboy, ethnic and rock ‘n ‘ roll style, this summer rules. The trend is reflected not only in clothing but also in accessories – leather fringe bags. Short or very long to the floor, this summer the length is not important, but its color, exactly matching the color of the bag. Ten of the best – before your eyes.
Bold orange – the perfect weapon to combat a bad mood and draw attention. And besides, bright orange colour is the trend for the spring and summer season. Here are twenty of the coolest things in this color. On colder days, combine them with denim and classic black – in a warm rich color will look best in combination with pink, yellow or white. Color your summer!
This summer, designers are taking inspiration from the works of pointillist artists – they created a special technique of blending the colours. It is a technique with few serious practitioners today, and is notably seen in the works of Seurat and also Andy Warhol‘s early works – and from the 50’s costumes when the dots were at the peak of popularity. Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Dior, Saint Laurent and many other designers have decorated their accessories for Spring-Summer collections with polka dots, […]
While the weather continues to change and to increase the mercury in the thermometers, we should continue to shop for the spring wardrobe and really, is not a hard task but a pleasure. As it has already been said many times the main colours of the season are especially pastel pale pink. Therefore, the accessories should match. Choose a new bag today, stay candy-pink or choose the colour of strawberries, marshmallow or classic bubble gum colour, caramel or the shade […]
In November last year, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s collection was presented at the opening of Valentino flagship boutique in Shanghai. The Spring/Summer 2014 capsule collection shows a lot of red, but despite this, it can not be called monotonous – there are leopard prints and floral motifs, patent leather, lace and fur. The accessories – of different shades, from scarlet to burgundy – perfectly complemented the luxurious dresses and the feminine coat. The bulky bags and compact decorated […]
For the Spring season the biggest fashion houses have a wide range of flat shoes – comfortable, chic and cool, decorated with crystals, embroidered and elegant – pick your pair to walk in the new season with style. Photographed by Charlie Engman; Styled by Jorden Bickham; Prop Stylist Whitney Hellesen; Makeup and manicure Casey Herman. Source vogue.com.
Models Auguste Abeliunaite, Esther Heesch, Ine Neefs, Maartje Verhoef and Malaika Firth – an entire team of beauties, all for Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign, all for fashion photographer Craig McDean to capture. The result is dreamy, romantic, elegant – is Valentino. Models: Auguste Abeliunaite, Esther Heesch, Ine Neefs, Maartje Verhoef and Malaika Firth; Photographed by Craig McDean; Stylist Karl Templer; Art Director Riccardo Ruini.
Giancarlo Giammetti-for 45 years the power behind Valentino fashion empire, alongside Valentino Garavani and the one that helped him mint multimillions-met Valentino in 1960, the same year “La Dolce vita” hit the big screen. “I’ve been taking pictures of friends all my life, and it took two years to archive them — there were 57,000! — it was amazing, and Carlos (Souza, the longtime p.r. chief for Valentino) suggested a book. Also, I started doing Instagram, and it’s been successful — […]