Raven, the emerging Italian fashion label, is the brain child of Valentina Vizio and Flavio Tiberti. Valentina is trained as an architect-designer who has had some early successes in the industry designing two Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana winning prize collections, for Fashion Incubator and Next Generation. Valentina has always been inspired by the way people dress themselves and the stories their clothes tell about what kind of people they are. After her studies in architecture in Milan, she went on and found her calling by studying Japanese fashion designer. Flavio is an artist and photographer whose work mainly focuses on the integration struggle of contemporary life.
Raven can be described as clean with a gloomy soul. Avant-garde, ironic, uncompromising yet something for anyone who prefers something different. The collection recreates the stories of people they meet on the street through crisp lines and darker colours. In designing, the team consider what would a strong woman wear who doesn't follow trends? What about that guy who is not afraid and doesn't need societal approval? This is the Raven client. I asked Valentina who would be the ideal face of Raven and her response? Tilda Swinton, the unconventional fashion icon.
The first collection by Raven is a mix of luxe and leisure, with fitted leather dresses to oversized capes and joggers in a monochrome colour palette we are sure will become a signature from the label.
You can follow Raven on Instagram to keep up to date with this amazing emerging label! If you're in Paris for the launch of the Autumn Winter 2016 collections, you can catch up with them at Ozone Showroom from the 22nd-28th of January.