RED Valentino, a fashion line for young, urban customers, focuses on applying the essential Valentino spirit onto youth city street style. The name of this youngest sisterline stands for Romantic Eccentric Dress. ... As the name says, it focuses primarily on romantic and eccentric dresses with a very strong identity. Red has been a signature for the label since Italian couturier Valentino Garavani set out on his own in 1959, in Rome. Legend has it that the designer, who had chosen dressmaker as his future job at the age of nine, was transfixed by a woman in red at the opera in Barcelona.