Friday, February 24, 2012

Milano: Valentino boutique opening

Milan: Valentino boutique opening. The new restructured boutique on the elegant Via Montenapoleone, celebrates the 50th anniversary of Valentino. The creative directors have launched a special project that combines passed and present with dazzling continuity.  Their style is sleek and sharp. The collection  of ready to wear and accessories, includes iconic outwear made of double cashmere and wool cloth: the cape with mysterious allure, the cool fitted pea coat, the flowing single, or double breasted coat, the tunic-poncho, and the boxy top worn over a mini skirt.  Each is made in a different animal print: giraffe, jaguar, tiger, cheetah, zebra and panther. Working with utmost lightness Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli establish their vision of contemporary style in an iconic moment for the maison and they bring it to life without nostalgia, focusing on the evocative power of unusual combinations.

Valentino boutique opening.  Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli with British architect David Chipperfield.  Mr. Chipperfield’s nomination as director the13th International Venice Biennale of Architecture, to be held at the end of August in Venice arrived while he was working on the Valentino boutique project.

Valentino boutique opening. A detail of the staircase made in walnut. Couture savoire faire is the most striking element in Valentino’s DNA.  This also refers to the close relationship that they have established with their customers.  For the restructuring of the Milan boutique, Mr. Chipperfield interpreted this aspect through the concept of a palazzo, working on a monumental scale (the Valentino maison is intimately associated with Rome, a city known for its monumental scale) and reducing it to a precious, subtle nuance. “Mr. Chipperfield combines the past with a contemporary sense, imagining a space that embraces the future and the past.  Majestic and sleek, it has a grand, calm and solemn sense about it. After all, we believe that having a heritage with a glorious past is the true luxury.” Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

Valentino boutique opening. Just as refined as a Valentino red carpet gown these warm exquisite and delicious chips of Jerusalem artichoke topped with artichoke cream, melted in the mouth and stimulated all the taste buds, they were created Da Vittorio.
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