HAIR JEWELRY CAPSULE COLLECTION: VALÉRIE VALENTINE X FABIEN GIAMBONA
Our latest collaboration is the result of the alliance of two artists with a passion for hair accessories, hairdressing, and fashion.
First meet Valérie DASSA, founder of the French fashion house Maison Valérie Valentine and who has been working for several decades with high-grade materials such as leather, hides and skins, or rhinestones and Swarovski® crystals to offer her customers bridal hairbands, leather brooches, luxury barrettes, keyrings, and sumptuous combs.
Fabien GIAMBONA is a renowned hair stylist and studio make-up artist whose clients include the most prestigious names in the world of beauty and cosmetics. He is to be found working on numerous photoshoots for fashion, luxury, beauty, and accessory brands, both in France and overseas.
TWO HAIR ACCESSORY LOVERS
She has been designing and creating premium quality hair accessories for the last 30 years and is the founder of Maison Valérie Valentine Paris. She has collaborated with the biggest names on the hair accessory scene before going on to launch her own fashion house, 20 years ago, in the early 2000s.
Her French creations are sold and distributed throughout the world, including Asia. Every day, she reinvents and perpetuates the exceptional French craftsmanship in her workshops nestled in the heart of Paris. The appeal of French craftsmanship is undeniable, both with customers in France and foreign clientele, including international tourists.
He is a professional studio hair stylist and make-up artist, specializing in beauty, fashion, and celebrities. He is an ambassador for L’Oréal Professionnel and has been working with the skincare and cosmetics brand Sisley Paris for the last 5 years.
Valérie and Fabien met during a photoshoot in Geneva, nearly 10 years ago. A few years later, they decided to combine their passions and ideas, and in the fall of 2019, they launched their first capsule collection of hair jewelry and luxury hair accessories.
A SECOND CAPSULE COLLECTION WAS BORN, FEATURING ACCESSORIES AND HAIR JEWELRY FOR DAY-TO-EVENING WEAR OR FOR WEDDINGS
Their first collection was a great success and was mentioned by several media sources including the print or online versions of the magazines ELLE, Gala, marieclaire.fr, and even Cote magazine Switzerland. This capsule collection was also trending on social networks in the Instagram and Facebook posts of numerous influencers and fashion celebrities. Following the success of their first collaboration, Valérie and Fabien decided to renew the experience, and a second capsule collection was unveiled in the Spring-Summer season, featuring several bold pieces.
For this second pop-up collection, the two artists drew inspiration from their common lucky charms: a star (representing light, harmony, and perfection), and flowers (symbols of divine love, spring, and hope). They mixed their inspirations with a bohemian chic style (evoking the 1970s, as found in the BILLIE leather rounded hairband), their beliefs and the Parisian lifestyle.
This new collaboration was revealed during a time where we all needed love and hope. Materials and fabrics used to craft these superb pieces and hair accessory range from silk organza, plunged lambskin and suede goatskin and, of course, Swarovski® crystals, all part of the house’s DNA and signature. A promising collection for the summer months and the forthcoming seasons.
This capsule collection was imagined and developed to create exceptional everyday hairstyles, for birthday parties, romantic dinners, or to elevate a bride’s hairdo on her most important day. Every woman will find the perfect piece for her wedding.
Just like the accessories from the collections “By Day”, “By Night” and “Mariage”, all by Maison Valérie Valentine, every piece in this new collaboration between the two artists has been entirely made by hand, in our Parisian workshops (situated in the heart of the Marais), by our expert leatherwork artisans who have been working with us for many years and have given life to many different collections of luxury hair accessories. This also affords them the opportunity to highlight their craftsmanship through statement pieces, made in small numbers and limited editions.
Given the success enjoyed by the two artists with this capsule and the popularity of different leather pieces born out of the collaboration, new capsule collections between Valérie and Fabien will be released in the coming seasons and in the years to come. However, as these items are being created and sold in small quantities, they will be gone quickly. Don’t miss out on these exclusive and unique pieces which could once again be the victims of their own success and quicky sell out.