Valentini Argyropoulou was born and raised in Athens. She studied Styling in PANSIK college of Fashion, while she also attended Jewelry Design, specializing in silverware, classical and new methods of construction.
During the last five years, she has been creating special jewelry in silver and other non-conventional materials such as recyclable materials, lava, sand, everyday goods, leather, or toys. Each design is unique and can not be made identical to the second. She avoids using glue finding alternative ways to "tie" the materials of jewelry, which also adds a touch of art to the final result.
She avoids using glue finding alternative ways to "tie" the materials of jewelry, which also adds a touch of art to the final result.
Valentini has participated in numerous group exhibitions for "handmade" Jewelry and Fashion events, either as a designers or stylist.
However, the main object of her interest is the shoe. After graduating in 2011 from the “ELKEDE” School of Fashion and Footwear, as a "Designer and Technologist Footwear she created the brand "Farfalla In Pattino" [*] which includes handmade limited edition shoes, created upon customized orders or just by inspiration, sometimes even in a single figure.
The "Farfalla In Pattino" brand is characterized by originality, diversity, unexpected colors and materials, special forms, and most especially femininity. After working for almost 1 year as a main designer in a wide Greek shoe company, now she has a collaboration with a bridal atelier by designing bridal shoes and working as freelancer with her client base too.
Her most recent discernment came at the recent Athens Fashion Week in the New Designers awards “Next Generation” in which she received "special mention for the design and construction qualities" of the shoes she presented.
The brand "Farfalla In Pattino" is exclusively available through e-outfit.com. [*] Farfalla In Pattino in Italian means "Butterfly in a shoe"- except that Italians "Pattino" usually call shoes in wheels, most commonly known roller skates! Thus both the butterfly - "Farfalla", which represents the bold colors, the positive aura of femininity, and the "Pattino" characterized by diversity and girlie mood, perfectly represent the footwear of Valentini.