Established in Rome in 1962, the Valentino fashion house is one of the highest expressions of couture savoir faire and the excellence that has made Italian products famous worldwide.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have been its Creative Directors since 2008. Condensed and simplified, the fashion house's iconographic legacy has been reinterpreted and recontextualized. Now Valentino is contemporary. Heritage and style blend in its future-oriented concept that is rich in memories but never nostalgic.
The two story Miami Design District boutique carries women’s ready-to-wear, handbags and shoe collections. The 4,765 square foot boutique marks an important step in the development of Valentino’s worldwide retail network expansion, and it continues the innovative store concept developed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, together with David Chipperfield Architects. The floor through layout made of Venetian terrazzo framing the floors, walls and openings creates a shared personal atmosphere while still maintaining the brand’s fundamental values of craftsmanship, romanticism, and classical style. The store concept combines old and new in order to generate a Palazzo atmosphere, steering away from the pure showroom and promoting a new architectural format in place of a more traditional retail boutique structure.
Valentino currently has 118 free-standing boutiques worldwide, including 15 U.S. boutiques.