Valentino menswear show

Italian fashion house Valentino has announced plans to expand its men’s business by opening its first dedicated menswear stores.

With new financial support from Qatar-based company Mayhoola for Investments – which acquired Valentino Fashion Group SpA in July – the label will open a string of new menswear boutiques, starting with Paris, followed by London and then Milan.

Head designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have enlisted the help of architect David Chipperfield to construct an aesthetic for the stores.