December 14, 2010

Revealing- Andrea Valentini

Andrea Valentini, a born and raised Rhode Islander, graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Fine Arts and Interior Architecture. After co-founding an interior architecture firm and winning commercial and residential designs awards, Andrea developed her first signature textile by fusing and molding fabric with foam. In 2007, Andrea used her signature textile to launch her first collection of lifestyle bags for women and men. With immediate success following her collection she was motivated to begin her own fashion label, Andrea Valentini Inc. Her first flagship store was opened in Providence in 2009. Andrea also designs jewelry collections that have been sold all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, Takashimaya, and also in Japan and South Korea.  The year 2010 for Andrea was devoted to designing custom duffle bags for all of the artists who performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. In addition to her showroom in Providence, Andrea also opened an art gallery exclusively for RISD Seniors called LAUNCH. The intention of LAUNCH is to offer a solo how to an outstanding senior graduate as their initial launch into the world of public art, so far it has been a very big success.

Gorgeous gold diamond cuff!

Her beautiful A-Frame Gracie tote, both available on her website!
Andrea is going to be showcasing her most recent work this January at StyleWeek! Originally partnering with Joseph Segal on Saturday, Andrea now has her own show on Friday night taking the place of Pamela Ptak, who unfortunately will not be able to make StyleWeek next month. We are extremely excited to have her back, and cant wait to see what her creativity has lead her to do this time!


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