In a season where Phoebe Philo fans felt neglected and abandoned because of the takeover of Céline by Hedi Slimane with its immutable style and gender-fluid looks still invade the catwalks, there are still brands focused on making women beautiful and happy.
Valentino is one of those brands that, true to its own DNA but also very contemporary, developed a very feminine and powerful collection for authentic, classy women.
The void left by Phoebe Philo is a very interesting one and also very profitable if the brand, during the designer tenure, has grown to 800 million euro revenues.
Weight Keller Givenchy is also trying to conquer some market share in this space. Tailored, sophisticated and chic clothes and accessories have been presented by the Brand at the Paris Fashion Week.
But Valentino creative director Pier Paolo Piccioli is playing essential, rich style with flawless focus. ùHe is a designer who creates collections for self-confident women who don’t have to play theatre nor to dress up.
And the latest collection is a very welcomed and smart reminder that most of the women are not so blind fashion victims buying clothes and accessories that make them feel ridiculous.
Real women are a very powerful and rich target.