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2017 Fashion Awards: feminism and green fashion thrives

2017 Fashion Awards: feminism and green fashion thrives
The nominees for the 2017 Fashion Awards were “chosen from hundreds of international names and they represent the most creative talent and innovative businesses of the year” BFC chairman Natalie Massenet told press back in October, when the stars of the night were announced.
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Rocking around the Christmas tree in Valentino

Ever since 2011, when designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli debuted the first Valentino Garavani Rockstud, it remains an accessory of staying power that few shoes enjoy. For the season the ever-evolving and instantly recognisable Rockstud attitude slays with Valentino’s leather pump with crystal star embellishments do rock.

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Valentino’s “eleganza” shines through  

The bags, the prints, the style. Ever since Valentino Garavani entrusted Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli the task of creating a modern perspective, the Italian house soared into a fairylike beauty.
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At Marni Castiglioni is out, Francesco Risso is in. What?

The Castiglioni family are literally out of fashion. Following this year’s shifts in creative directorship at brands including Salvatore Ferragamo, Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Dior and numerous others, Marni announces it has undergone a similar change. Read more

Valentino invades Africa

When back in October, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli presented their vision, it was obvious that they were thinking of Africa more than anyone else. With tens of thousands of refugees from Senegal, Nigeria, Eritrea, Mali, Gambia, and elsewhere making a harrowing journey across the Mediterranean to southern Italy, the designers felt inspired for a reason.
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Opera, Valentino, Coppola. La Traviata’s amazing show is on

Premiering May 24, 2016, the exclusive show, created by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti in collaboration with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma with a stellar ensemble of artists. Valentino who created the stage costumes of the main character, Sofia Coppola in her opera directorial debut, and the brilliant production designer Nathan Crowley. Read more

Valentino goes to Africa

As Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are inspired by Africa the house’s new season’s campaign was presented in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Lensed by Stephen McCurry, a photographer who is most famous for his ‘Afghan Girl’ National Geographic cover Alice Metza, Cameron Traiber, Greta Varlese, Kirin Dejonckheere and Tami Williams are featured in this amazing campaign alongside Maasai people. Read more

This is why Valentino Garavani rocks

As Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli explore the extremes of a timeless elegance, Valentino Garavani’s new Spring 2016 Accessories Collection is proof that one’s personality and individuality is expressed through some very Italian elements of style. Read more

Valentino’s travelogue

“We were thinking about freedom, and Diana Vreeland’s famous quote, ‘The eye has to travel,'” says Pierpaolo Piccioli of their new Spring 16 collection. This dress bares the essence of Valentino like he and his other half, Maria Grazia Chiuri envision it for our times. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki , Luisa World Kifissia.

Valentino’s ode to Africa

It was no surprise. There was a standing ovation at the close of Valentino SS16 as Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri’s show was exquisite. Read more