Born in Naples, a city of artists and antique traditions, Giovanni
personifies all the qualities, this sun-lit city can endow: inspiration,
creativity, a taste for refinement. Son and grandson of famous
designers, Giovanni spends his childhood amongst skilful artisans.
He develops a passion for art and its history, and enrols in the
Academy of Fine Arts, specialising in Costume and Theatre Design.
Inevitably, Giovanni becomes the indisputable successor to a
tradition of design, which began at the beginning of the last century.
Upon graduating, Giovanni takes his place along side his father
Mario, with whom he works for twelve years in a professional
climate bursting with ideas and creativity. This fervent environment
is enriched by the contribution of designers Giorgio Armani, Gianni
Versace, Karl Lagerfeld and Claude Montana, who participate in the
creation of some of the company’s fashion collections. Giovanni
gains solid and fundamental experience in the world of Italian
fashion and in time becomes the sole designer of the brand.
In 1991, Giovanni decides to create a fashion line of
his own combining unedited design with the highest level of
quality and workmanship. Together with his wife
Annabella, he develops the “Giovanni Valentino Group” which soon
operates extensively on an international level. A great success based
on an unprecedented concept: the unison of ‘past’ and ‘present’ to
attain a style that is radical and exclusive, that embraces art and
tradition and at the same time projects us into the future.
Three Generations of the Valentino family,
Giovanni Valentino has a rich heritage
of prestigious Italian design.