Valentino to show Pre-Fall collection in New York
Following on from Paris Fashion Week, Valentino's now sole designer, Pierpaolo Piccioli, is setting his sights on haute horizons, this time with the news that the French fashion house will showcase Pre-Fall in New York City come 2017. On January 11, the designer will preview the trans-seasonal Valentino collection to a select co-hort of fashion's foremost. Then, says the designer, "I am thinking of New York for June, too."
"New York seems to me the ideal location for the pre-collections, it's international and has such charm," confirmed Piccioli to WWD, before emphasising that "pre-collections are becoming super important, where style if fundamental. These collections really represent the company."
It won't be the first time the brand has delved into the cool culture of the city either. Valentino recently filmed the Garavani Rockstud Spike bag in New York City. The videos are a must-watch.