Valentino’s new eyewear collection was presented in Milan on February 22nd 2017.


Luxottica and Valentino have celebrated the launch of the first collection under their license agreement, in Milan on the 22nd of February with the event Valentino Mirage, where each guest has actively participated in an immersive experience through a continuous change of perspective.

Maison Valentino was founded in Rome in 1960 and since then represents one of the maximum expressions of savoir-faire Couture and of the Made in Italy excellence.

Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Director, in full respect of the Valentino tradition guides the innovation of the Maison taking inspiration from a humanistic conception of creativity, as an individual and at the same time choral process.

The eyewear collection embodies the distinctive traits of the brand - grace, delicacy and pure dedication to artisanal craftsmanship - in its most contemporary interpretation: a mix of sensual designs and punk metal, crystals and nylon, and the choice to sign the temple with the iconic stud.

Elegance and femininity are the characteristics of the eyewear collection: Glamgloss is the style chosen to celebrate the launch of the first collection under the collaboration between Valentino and Luxottica. The five styles – three sunglasses and two eyeglasses – are characterized by extreme lightness and refined shapes, brightness and transparencies.

VA 4008, the first sunglasses, is a large square frame characterized by a series of overlays: held together by functional, discreet studs, the nylon profile and colored lenses create an unexpected, ethereal effect. The key bridge – reinforced by a metal insert that supports the adjustable nose pads – is topped by a straight double bridge. The slim temples, fixed to the frame front by a visible hinge, have acetate tips signed with iconic studs. In the three versions of this ultra-light model, transparent nylon is coupled with silver metal and smoke grey lenses; pale gold metal and pale gold mirrored lenses; gunmetal metal and black mirrored lenses.

VA3006, the stylish square eyeglasses, feature a key bridge with sparkling transparencies and colors. The frame front colored by a transparent profile creates the illusion of a double layer, like a light, revealing veil. The slim metal tubular temples are joined to the front part by a visible rivet and finished with comfortable acetate temple tips signed with the iconic studs. The model is available in both black and blue, with silver temples, havana and poudre with pale gold temples, and bordeaux with gunmetal temples. 

The entire collection in all its stylistic interpretations - in addition to Glamgloss - includes twenty-four models: fourteen sunglasses and ten optical. All available now at select opticians.

Published on Mar 16 2017