Designer To Watch: Valentina Shah



If you haven’t already heard the name Valentina Shah, chances are you will soon. The fact that her items are in topnotch doors like Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Harvey Nichols, and Fall 2013 is only her third collection, means she’s on the radar of some of the most discerning buyers in the world !

We love her use of leather accents, a runway favorite, along with the stunning on-trend color palette of black and white solids and prints, red, deep berry, and dark blue. Ballet influences are also seen in her fitted bodices paired with romantic skirts, ruffles and feminine lace details. All part of this fall’s ladylike approach to dressing.

No stranger to fashion, Shah spent more than a decade as an international business development executive with several global fashion companies before launching her own showroom in Milan, repping brands like Rag & Bone and A.L.C. in Italy. Now it’s her turn. To see her lookbook, and the rest of her great collection, click here.

-Kathryn, The Blonde