VALENTINO is pleased to announce the opening of its new boutique at The Shops at Crystals in Las Vegas, launching in July 2013.
The 3,000 square foot space continues the contemporary vision developed by Creative Directors, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli in cooperation with architect, David Chipperfield. This concept is visualized in other Valentino boutiques such as Beverly Hills, Milan and most recently, Paris. Fusing heritage and style in a textural context, David Chipperfield encapsulates Valentino’s signature DNA of excellence and intimacy through a fluid, modern and timeless design that subtly plays with contrasts.
The boutique will carry all product categories, including the latest ready-to-wear, handbag and shoe collections. With a more personal and intimate atmosphere than a traditional retail boutique, the series of various rooms are seamlessly connected by homogeneous custom Venetian terrazzo framing through the floors, walls and openings. The brand’s iconic custom black and white window pane flooring is impossible to miss as special brass frames and optic lens lighting focus on this area. Signature Valentino materials such as molded gypsum curtains, layered mirror glass walls and carbon fiber poles recall the brand’s identity and craftsmanship. The custom leather furniture and stylistic fixtures soften the intricate architectural forms and create a warmer, more intimate feeling.
The Shops at Crystals, the only retail destination in the world dedicated exclusively to high-end luxury brands, soon will welcome Richard Mille’s second United States location, a Valentino store featuring the largest collection of products in Las Vegas, an opulent Loro Piana boutique that will feature their coveted new “gifts” line and RIMOWA’s new Vegas flagship boutique. Crystals also will expand its Tourbillon location to become the largest in Swatch Group Ltd’s portfolio. The new shops will begin to open in summer 2013, increasing Crystals’ already impressive roster of world-renowned designers.
“The addition of Richard Mille, Valentino, Loro Piana, RIMOWA and an expanded flagship for Tourbillon is a testament to the ongoing success of Crystals,” said Farid Matraki, senior vice president and general manager of The Shops at Crystals. “Understanding the elevated retail experience visitors to Crystals expect, we seek out retailers that are among the very best in their respective categories which is well-reflected in these latest brands to join our collection.”
Construction has commenced on the new boutiques and openings will take place between July and October 2013.
Embracing the rich Roman history within each stitch, the new Selleria Peekaboo is created entirely by hand and numbered in series, according to the traditions of Fendi’s master artisans. 1,584 Selleria tone on tone stitches join together the different parts of Roman leather. The external silhouette faithfully follows the lines of the iconic Peekaboo model, while the inside is embellished with contrasting Roman leather and a sterling silver placard inscribed with “FENDI Roma” highlighting the maison’s origins and deep ties with the artisan heritage of its hometown.
The new FENDI Selleria Peekaboo handbag is available in black at the FENDI boutique at the Shops at Crystals.
“I am a New York woman, embracing the world. Designing clothes that move day to night. This collection is the evolution of the seven easy pieces.”
The foundation is a Jersey body- a mix of matte, shine, sheer and skin to individualize and set the mood while the cape- reveals and conceals. Everything unites with a textured urban palette- essential black, every shade of metal, earthy bark and raw rust while accessories are skin on skin: sculpted leather body jewelry.
“These are clothes for women like me- Who live and work 24/7 with passion and dress with emotion. I believe the body talks a language all its own. Depending on your DNA, these clothes say something new every time and create a statement all your own.”
Experience the Donna Karan Fall 2013 Collection at the Donna Karan boutique inside The Shops at Crystals.
In the new Brunello Cucinelli Women's Fall/Winter 2013 Collectioin, the essence of femininity is expressed through striking shapes, sculptural elements, cuts, and volumes. Haute couture techniques combined with different materials and textures create three-dimensional effects and lines yet preserve lightness and volume, luxuriously alternating the fluid female universe of silk crepe and satin with the sartorial world of menswear wool and flannel.
Brunello Cucinelli Women’s Collection has turned a new page; It is more modern, with an edge, and takes you on a journey with couture pieces that can be worn everyday – “Every Day Couture”.
This collection is available at the Brunello Cucinelli boutique at The Shops at Crystals.