Thursday, June 21, 2012

Valentino – Men’s Spring/Summer 2013

Valentino is very smart to get ahead of the crowd and be the first major brand to show SS13 at Pitti Uomo. I was surprised by how strong the collection was. The first collection was very good, and this collection strengthens the menswear voice that designers Maria and Pier are beginning to create.


I know it’s early, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that right now Valentino is the collection to beat.


I’ll be looking forward to a strong challenge coming up from Bottega Veneta, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Prada.


I’m quite excited to see what the runways hold for us over the next two weeks.




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  1. Leo Valverde

    June 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    what do you tell me about a suit with (a good) tennis?

    Is it “wrong”?

    Thank you.

  2. Tony

    June 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm


  3. MiaMarionette

    June 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I love these shots with the window in the background. The colors are of the surroundings go perfectly with the collection!

  4. Natasha Fatah

    June 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

  5. Kim Vincent

    June 21, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I think you are fabulous. Do you not think it may be time to denounce the use of army fatigue print ad nauseum. Are we still not war weary ?

  6. Ahmad

    June 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Love this collection! Valentino is amazing! Love the jackets and suit!

  7. monkeyshines

    June 21, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    fabulous pieces!


  8. Laura Macri

    June 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I’m with you on that Valentino will be a stand out leader. Clean denim, the rounding of the arms and the sneakers… so different to what we have seen for a while. But at the same time you can see a progression of design from what we have had in menswear for a few seasons. Just brilliant.

  9. Ami

    June 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm


  10. yann

    June 22, 2012 at 12:04 am

    wow I dig it. not overly slim. good hem length. great looks! this is how i like it!

  11. Desiree Choo

    June 22, 2012 at 1:16 am

    I like that army jacket!

  12. Irene's closet

    June 22, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Nice collection!

  13. MrEssentialist

    June 22, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Who doesn’t like a bit of camouflage?

  14. Subblimepebblesvintage

    June 22, 2012 at 2:30 am

    Nice Collection.
    Best Regards.

  15. reem

    June 22, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I like the first photo greets from Amman

  16. Laura

    June 22, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Nice photos, love the collection!

  17. Jojo

    June 22, 2012 at 3:11 am

    I like the clothes….not sure about the shoes though!

    xxx Jojo

  18. kateaddict

    June 22, 2012 at 3:12 am

    I’m not sure if I agree with you about the collection, but I love the high-contract, almost painted look of these photographs.

  19. quigley

    June 22, 2012 at 3:20 am

    When you’ve run out of original ideas just use camoflauge….

  20. Paul Kavanagh

    June 22, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Not impressed with the collection at all. Valentino has finally lost it!

  21. Maria S

    June 22, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Love how the background and the motion makes the photos crisp. No so fond of the cuts and prints, though. Thanks for the peek!


    June 22, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Well, I’m a girl and all these jackets would look sooo good in my wrardrobe ;) especially the camouflage ones, they are gorgeous ! And the association of the sneakers with the more tailored outfits is genius so bravo valentino !

  23. almu

    June 22, 2012 at 4:44 am

    wow! so elegant!

  24. Max R

    June 22, 2012 at 4:54 am

    …always the same things….
    tennis shoes with suit BLEAAHHH !!!!

  25. Serdane

    June 22, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I’m very amazed by the mixing between basket and suits. Is it the new dandy style ?

  26. jolie

    June 22, 2012 at 4:57 am

  27. Mathilde

    June 22, 2012 at 5:41 am

    Love the last look !

  28. Charlotte

    June 22, 2012 at 5:46 am

  29. The Guilty Hyena

    June 22, 2012 at 6:15 am

    The colour blocking in this collection was stand out!


  30. StyleVOCI.

    June 22, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I love the army jackets and the leather black jacket! would love to wear them myself

  31. WhiteCloset

    June 22, 2012 at 6:49 am

    I expected more from Valentino show. I’m a bit disappointed… :-)

  32. Elisa

    June 22, 2012 at 7:07 am

    The crispness and minimalism of menswear is always such an inspiration for me, even as a stricly womenswear shop owner…


  33. Patrick

    June 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Hmm. The shoes with the suit look ridiculous.

  34. Anne

    June 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

    For me, army print always makes an ambivalent effect. Don’t like the reference, too connoted…

  35. kay

    June 22, 2012 at 8:39 am

    like the laste one best.

  36. peter

    June 22, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Nice, suits and trainers, SUITS AND TRAINERS!!!

    For more men’s style and other good stuff visit

  37. MacGuffin

    June 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

    God I really, really hate camouflage print. So vile. Fashion’s little reminder of violence and death.

  38. mattiabdk

    June 22, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Nice Collection. !!!!

  39. Sari

    June 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

    Like the first and second look, wish I had a handsome man like that! ;)

  40. Susana

    June 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Great collection! I love how Italian men embrace fashion the way they do! Fashion is color, shapes, unexpected pairings, so when it’s done right, even us women can get great inspiration from menswear! Thanks for posting such wonderful shots!


  41. Alessandra Frega

    June 22, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Loving Valentino!!!

  42. lindsey

    June 22, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Love the collection and what a handsome man!

  43. allen

    June 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

    very nice. everything shown here is wearable, no small praise in today’s world of men’s fashion.

  44. Martin

    June 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The collection is a must-have for any Obersturmbannführer in 2013.

  45. Marilyn

    June 22, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    …….. can I also buy the pretty boys? Do they come with the clothes? ?

  46. deniz

    June 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    leather coat is to die for :)

  47. CH

    June 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    So glad sneakers are back! I am really sick of everyone sporting a pair of brogues in the past few years…. refreshing! :)

  48. Classic

    June 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Horrible pop/hipster style. Looks like the suit is cut from paper. And whats with the fantasy about wearing army camouflage. Its for the military….


    June 22, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  50. Sevan

    June 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    If only the first coat wasn’t camouflage, I love the style paired with the blue pants/sneakers.
    I also like the last photo : pale grey suit with tennis shoes. (And the large window showing a bit of the outside.)

  51. Gian

    June 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Big no no no!!!

    Italian style, is all about class, elegance, sprezzatura.

    This is just rubbish!!!

    Nice pics anyway ;)

    take care
    Consultant Style Advisor

  52. une chatte grise

    June 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Ouch–those jackets are awkward-looking. The too-short pants don’t help.

  53. Donatella von Slutthen

    June 23, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Oh WOW! LOVE all the green in different shades!

    What’s with all the men with purses though? Looks a bit girly to me!

    Trendy kisses & Hugs,

    Donatella “Ella” von Slutthen

    Governmental Unemployment Office Agent & Fashion Blogger in Finland

  54. elxoxodetuprima

    June 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hated EVERY single look. From top to toe. Where is the “couture” element ? in the volumes ??? volumes my a*se!! (sorry, i was expecting so much from them and they came with this monstrosity)

  55. KETTY

    June 24, 2012 at 5:47 am

    great collection, and wonderful shots!!!

  56. Guillaume

    June 24, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I have to say I simply hate the “apercu” of this collection. The shoes look like running shoes, the coat’s cut is not suiting, military.. i personally don’t apreciate. It feels quite ordinary, a certain lack of elegance and vision, if I may
    Does anyone feel the same?

  57. Francesca

    June 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

    I love the camouflage print!

  58. CamMi Pham

    June 24, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Amazing beautiful collection from Valentino…love the designs

  59. Clarity enhanced diamonds

    June 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    This is a wonderful collection.

  60. carlos dawson

    June 29, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    your insights carry so much weight. i am wholeheartedly with your opinions on print. why oh why do photographers and writers want to be on paper. the internet is where it’s at, and always will be. people need to get over it and move over to the web and blogging. stop buying magazines everybody: everything you need is right here. scott is so perceptive. his passion is infectious. his talent is undeiable. go sart!!!

  61. Victor

    July 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Back from the Gulf War.

  62. Valentino

    August 25, 2014 at 4:18 am

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    Thanks for posting this blog…
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  63. Women Shoes

    January 13, 2016 at 1:21 am

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    April 18, 2019 at 3:12 am

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