Couture Renewed: Valette Studio’s Contemporary Symphony of Style and Sustainability

Dear Shaded Viewers,

In an era where fashion constantly seeks relevance, Valette Studio stands resolute in embracing a couture identity devoid of nostalgia, tailored to contemporary tastes and desires. The latest collection disrupts the established house signatures, introducing new volumes reminiscent of the latter half of the 1950s—a period synonymous with the golden age of French haute couture.

The once-exclusive Parisian charm of the houndstooth motif now resonates with street credibility, transcending gender boundaries in a unified wardrobe. This season, Valette Studio rejects traditional gendered proposals, crafting essentials designed to allure both sexes. Fabrics such as silk, virgin wool, organza, and technical jersey exude an evening sophistication, seamlessly modernized with the inclusion of faux fur.

The color palette orchestrates a symphony of contrasts, punctuating black and white tones with the soft notes of powdered pink, salmon, and burgundy. All-over embroidered leather, faux fur, and garments adorned with pearl and chain sleeves exemplify the brand’s commitment to the contemporary savoir-faire, emphasizing the enduring relevance of traditional craftsmanship.

About Valette Studio:

As a Couture House, Valette Studio redefines its purpose while preserving the Maison’s essence—eschewing the dust of tradition and exclusive clienteles confined to a world of prestige. Unyielding standards, precision in cuts, and authentic French savoir-faire remain the brand’s cornerstones. Drawing inspiration from the timeless classics of men’s wardrobe, the brand’s cool tailoring deliberately transcends gender norms.

Founded in 2020 by Pierre-François Valette, a graduate of the Chambre Syndicale and the Yves Saint Laurent Institute, Valette Studio infuses a renewed spirit into a Parisian atelier. A strong sense of teamwork permeates every stage of creation, resulting in collections richly referenced with diverse artistic and cultural inspirations. Despite this, the garments remain accessible to consumers, encouraging freedom in interpretation and potential associations.

In alignment with the zeitgeist, Valette Studio champions an eco-responsible approach, utilizing deadstock fabrics and prioritizing on-demand production—a testament to its commitment to sustainability and contemporary fashion sensibilities.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.