Following the resignation of Maria Grazia Chirui in June as she moved across to take the helm at Dior (you can watch her debut collection for the house here), the spring/summer 2017 collection for Valentino will be the first Pierpaolo Piccioli has designed on his own. The pair were the co-creative directors for 8 years together before June, and worked alongside one another for 17 years in total.
Valentino, which is owned by Qatar-based investment company Mayhoola, has gone from strength to strength in recent years. In March of this year it was announced that the brand had beat its own financial forecast and brought in over Dhs3 million in 2015 alone. The success was largely attributed to the the pair's vision and skill, and many were saddened by the news that the designer's time together had come to an end.
All eyes will be on the catwalk at PFW today as Pierpaolo's first solo collection hits the catwalk. Be sure to catch all of the action live below at 430pm local time (GST +4).