Departure of its creative director | Valentino cancels its June shows

(Rome) Valentino announced on Monday the cancellation of its Men’s and Haute Couture shows scheduled for June following the departure of its creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli after 25 years at the famous Roman fashion house.

“Following the latest announcement regarding the creative direction of the house, Valentino confirms that it will not present its Men’s and Haute Couture shows in June 2024,” Valentino said in a brief press release.

On Friday, the Roman house created a surprise by announcing the departure of the 56-year-old stylist, who had held the position of creative director since 2016, as part of a “joint decision”.

Founded in Rome in 1960 by Valentino Garavani, the Valentino company is an internationally recognized Italian luxury house, with a network of 211 stores in more than 25 countries.

In July 2023, luxury group Kering announced the acquisition of a 30% stake in Valentino, with an option to acquire 100% of the Italian fashion house by 2028.

The departure of Pierpaolo Piccioli marks a new episode in the ongoing game of musical chairs in Italian fashion.

Argentinian Adrian Appiolaza presented his first collection for Moschino in February, following the sudden death of his predecessor Davide Renne just ten days after taking office.

Also taking their first steps in Milan in February were Walter Chiapponi for Blumarine, who succeeded Nicola Brognano, and Matteo Tamburini for Tod’s.

Walter Chiapponi has been artistic director of Tod’s since 2019, while Matteo Tamburini headed ready-to-wear at Bottega Veneta, the Italian Hermès.

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