The Traveling Spirit
Pierre-François Valette launched his brand VALETTE STUDIO in Paris in 2020, after training at the Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, the Isabel Marant studio and undergoing specific training at the Maison Saint Laurent. Focusing on couture work, creative approach and tailored savoir-faire, this high vocational training, combined with a particular appetite for storytelling and for the arts and stage, is the foundation of the brand’s identity.
Pierre-François Valette integrates in each of his collections a particular attachment to research of volume and construction with an attention to the sustainable dimension of the materials used. Pierre-François Valette is committed to the transmission of knowledge and values both traditional techniques and the craftsmen with whom he collaborates.
For summer 2022, the VALETTE STUDIO man, slightly inspired by Albert Camus writings, takes on the look of a romantic adventurer coming from North Africa whose wanderings led him to manufacture many of the pieces of his wardrobe by himself, as a tribute to couture and handcraft.
Cotton veils with homemade stripes, oversized tailored trousers, fluid summer knitwear, shorts, parachute capes, add volume to a particularly soft palette inspired by Jean Verame’s Land Art and desert landscape (salmon pink, pistachio green, denim blue, sandy camel, burgundy red, light grey, ecru). Accessories have an earthy and traditional appeal (satchel bags and card holders in tanned leather, hand-crocheted bags, raffia babouche) and complete the deliberately artisanal and committed dimension of the collection, (semi-traditional hand interlinings, plastron, tailor-made belts, seam pockets).
Always in a very contemporary perspective, the pieces of the VALETTE STUDIO wardrobe seduce women as much as men.
All images courtesy of Valette Studio