I've been a longtime Valentino fan, and since the brand hit handbag paydirt with its Rockstud collection, it's been fun to watch how the accessories continue to evolve. When I first heard the news that the brand would release a camouflage collection, I immediately felt excitement. The first release of the Valentino Camouflage is a men's collection, with women's to follow.
Tons of designers are sending camo down the runway for their Fall 2013 collections (like Michael Kors, for example) and it seems Valentino is ahead of the curve. True to the exquisite designs the house is known for, Valentino utilizes a famouglage technique that's obtained from laser-cut leather, which is then heat sealed and printed for an army effect. The final products are edgy and energizing, with a color palette ranging from green, camel, blue, black, grey and ivory with splashes of rust, red and acid green.
From small accessories to messenger-style bags to clothing, the array of items in the line offers something for the man in your life. I love a good camo piece, and seeing a brand known for refined, elegant styles adding a little spunk to its repertoire is always exciting. The big news is if you are in NYC, you need to head to Jeffrey RIGHT now - the Camouflage Collaboration is exclusively available at Jeffrey. That ends after today, February 20th. If you miss it, don't worry, there is plenty to follow!