Valentino cancels menswear and haute couture shows amid Creative director transition
Valentino Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2024. ©Photo: Valentino

Valentino cancels menswear and haute couture shows amid Creative director transition

Valentino cancels its June menswear and haute couture shows following the departure of Pierpaolo Piccioli. Brand assures focus on future collections while honoring heritage.
March 27, 2024
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Iconic Italian fashion house Valentino has announced the cancellation of its upcoming June menswear and haute couture shows following the departure of Creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. The decision comes as the brand undergoes a significant period of transition and seeks to appoint a new creative visionary to lead its future collections.

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Known for its unparalleled Italian heritage and iconic codes, Valentino emphasizes that creativity will remain a key pillar in shaping the brand’s trajectory. The company aims to enhance its DNA through women’s and men’s ready-to-wear and haute couture collections, ensuring a seamless continuation of the Valentino legacy.

Valentino cancels menswear and haute couture shows amid Creative director transition
Valentino Men’s Spring/Summer 2024. ©Photo: Valentino

While the search for Piccioli’s successor is underway, with an announcement expected soon, the brand’s decision to forgo its traditional Paris showcases reflects a strategic approach to the transition process. By focusing on the appointment of a new Creative director, Valentino aims to ensure a smooth and thoughtful handover of creative responsibilities.

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Traditionally, both Valentino‘s menswear and haute couture collections have been shown during these prestigious events, with the exception of the COVID-19 interruptions. This year’s menswear shows are scheduled for June 18th-23rd, while the haute couture shows are scheduled for June 24th-27th.

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