German Valdivia Planning Return to Fashion Design Roots (Archive)

NYC luxury designer German Valdivia adding made to measure menswear to his current brand.

NEW YORK, April 25, 2011 – Stop by the German Valdivia studio and you’ll be mesmerized by the intricate evening gowns and cocktail dresses that women flock to for their special events. Stop by sometime this fall and you might be mesmerized by other luxury items currently being developed for another type of client: men.

Having been a fashion designer for over twenty years, Valdivia has established a niche studio that caters to discerning women seeking that special made to measure look for a particular event or occasion. Valdivia, however, actually started his fashion career in menswear and has been working on the reintroduction of a menswear component to his current brand. The menswear component, akin to the studio’s collections currently offered to women, will be geared towards men seeking luxury made to measure services for their (or their spouses’) event filled calendars.

“My female clients have busy calendars and need distinct looks for each event,” said Valdivia. “More than often, they bring their husbands to those events.” Orders have already been placed for hand-tailored tuxedos, suits, and dress shirts. Luxury made to measure ties have been the specialty item creating the buzz for men connected to the studio. If you’re seeking the best ties for men and haven’t found them, the GV studio may very well be the place to have them made according to your color or design specifications.

“My old company really started with men’s neckwear,” said Valdivia. “All of it evolved from there.” The menswear designs of Valdivia’s prior company were worn by Tom Cruise, Keanu Reeves, Nicholas Cage, David Duchovny, Sir Ian McKellan and other well known personalities.

“I’m looking forward to seeing where this new initiative will take the studio,” said Valdivia.

Valdivia’s made to measure men’s styles are currently available by referral only. For more information, please contact the studio at (212) 664-1580 or visit