Contrast is an essence of modern life and style is its synthesis. Keeping today’s women in mind, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, the Creative directors of Valentino, blend delicacy and strength, past and present. The maison’s proverbial romanticism and spirit have found a new balance: a dimension that is both ethereal and resolute. the launch of the valentino eyewear collection in January 2012 reflects this plan to create a system of strong elements that convey a message. As always, craftsman attention and couture savoir
faire are prominent aspects. Aesthetics and technique go hand in hand, because innovation cannot exist without acknowledgement of the past.
Vintage shapes, distinctive silhouettes, and striking contrasts characterize the Valentino eyewear s/s 12 collection. It features iconic elements of Valentino style interpreted by Chiuri and Piccioli: lace, preCise yet feminine lines, and studs. Lace subtly appears on transparent acetate, shadow-like with a hint of color. Metal studs and inserts accent the shape of the lens. The striking, iconic Valentino “V” becomes a functional element or distinctive detail. frames are over-sized, with curvy silhouettes or sharp architectural shapes. A sublime expression of design and craftsmanship, the collection offers endless possibilities.
Design and decoration are combined in an unusual way in this vintage-style model that is the quintessence of femininity. Lace hidden on the bridge and temples by shadowed nuances create saturated yet delicate color. this model is available in grey, brown, and burgundy.
Tiny lustrous studs are rhythmically arranged along the top of the frame to accent this oversized square model. The iconic “V” on the temple is a functional hinge that is also accompanied by the logo.
The distinctive shape of this small design gem is accentuated by contrasting materials. shiny studs travel along the front of the shield with injected sides. The narrow metal temples have metal V end tip engraved with a metal “V” end tip. This model is available in black and in the combinations of black/grey, havana/brown, and havana/gold.
A fine line of chromed metal travels along the top of this injected frame with oversized round lenses and forms the iconic “V” on the bridge. available in black, gold havana, dark havana, ivory havana, and red, this model features a subtle contrast between curved lines and sharp angles. www.marchon.com