Valentina Brugnatelli was born in Italy to a Danish mother and an Italian father, was raised in Switzerland, and studied fashion in Paris in the late 80s.
In 1990 she began working for Gianfranco Ferré, who would go on to be her mentor for the next twenty years. Her collaborations range from Yves Saint Laurent, Kenzo and Missoni among others.
She designed to her own brief for the first time in Fall-Winter 2012 as she launched the eponymous collection, an expression of her multicultural upbringing and extensive professional experience.
Valentina Brugnatelli believes a jewel needs to have a soul: an element that doesn't relegate it to something decorative. It is essential it tells a story and triggers an emotion.
She imagines her jewels worn by by a free-spirited woman with a personality strong enough to wear whatever she feels like.
Someone you would turn to look at because there's something about her that strikes you.