With new capital injection from Qatar-based company Mayhoola, Valentino fashion house will expand its men’s business. Valentino will launch first menswear store in Paris, followed by London and then Milan menswear boutiques. Head designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli commissioned architect David Chipperfield to concieve the concept of the new stores.
Valentino showed its menswear collection for the first time in Paris on 16th January 2013.”Florence was fantastic, but Valentino is connected to Paris historically, it’s always shown there and we want to offer a global vision of the brand,” said Maria Grazia Chiuri referring to Valentino’s place in the Paris Fashion Week calendar. “The Valentino man can now associate with himself with place Vendome and with Paris,’ says Pierpaolo Picciolo.