Embodying sensuality in true couture fashion, Italian fashion label Valentino has knocked it out of the ballpark once again with the new Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove collection. Featuring stunning shoes, beautiful bags and alluring accessories, the latest collection encapsulates timeless elegance the brand is known for while retaining the excellence it prides itself on.
Ranging from pumps and flats to booties, the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove shoes come in iconic Valentino hues and are made from mesh and leather, while adorned by studs in a platinum finish and lined in red leather. Meanwhile, the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove Box Bags—to be launched in stores in July—will feature clean geometric lines with double-faced studs, antique brass finishing and the oversized signature Valentino logo on the back.
Make It A Double (Handle), Please
If you are on the prowl for seductive arm candy, look no further than the latest Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove Double Handle Bags. These stylish specimens ooze exotic appeal while showcasing authentic Italian artisanship and the techniques that are true to the renowned artistry of Valentino.
Building upon the heritage of the Rockstud range that celebrated its 10th anniversary last year (2020), the new Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove Double Handle Bag sees the VLogo Signature fully covered in studs while two iconic twist lock closures firmly flank it on both sides. Opening to reveal the unmistakable striking red nappa lining, multiple hidden pockets within different compartments make this exquisite handbag as functional as it is spectacular.
Masterfully assembled by skilful craftsmen with dexterity and finesse, each bag comprises 98 pieces and two types of leather which are pieced together like a delicate tapestry, requiring six hours of highly detailed handiwork.
Being Bold About Love And Sensuality
In “an ode to the creative feminine and the divine power of love”, as the brand affirms, it is no surprise that the maison has also partnered with jewellery designer Betony Vernon, who is the author of the titillating book, The Boudoir Bible.
For a House that prides itself on “celebrating the provocative”, this is a truly befitting collaboration. After all, the eccentric author’s no-holds-barred pillow book is an uninhibited sex-positive tome that is “a comprehensive guide to the new sexual landscape, covering ‘new territories’… that would make your parents blush.”
First published in 2013 by Rizzoli International Publications with beautifully illustrations by renowned artist Franҫois Berthoud, The Boudoir Bible has been translated into seven languages and the upcoming third printing will be translated into Italian, Russian and Greek.
In collaboration with Valentino, Betony’s book will be personalised with a custom sleeve featuring the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove logo—a definitive seal that symbolically marries her pioneering approach to erotism and sensual pleasure with the seductive world of the evocative Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove—and it will be sold alongside Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove accessories at a select group of erotic bookshops in Paris, Madrid, Milan, London, Los Angeles, New York and Seoul.
The Face That Captures It All
To represent the enduring values of Maison Valentino, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli chose Zendaya—an American actress, singer and producer—to front their global campaign.
“The reason why we chose Zendaya as the new face for Valentino is because she perfectly embodies and represents what Valentino is and stands for today,” says Piccioli. “She is a powerful and fierce young woman that uses her talent and her work to express herself, her values and her generation as well.”
Among her many performing credits, the 24-year-old is the youngest winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series last year, for her portrayal of a teenager struggling with drug addiction in the HBO drama series Euphoria.
“Sensuality is one of the many expressions of a human being,” adds Piccioli, who is also know for his conscious and progressive ideas. “I like to think of it as a blank space in which our physical and mental parts find a joyful, personal and unique connection. Zendaya is able to interpret this vision in her very ‘Zendaya way’. She is aware of her bodily presence and matches it with a radical romanticism that is completely aligned with everything we are doing in our brand.”
To shop the PreFall 2021 Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove bags now available in-store, contact Valentino fashion experts at ION Orchard (T: 6509 8062) or Marina Bay Sands (T: 6688 7186). Or experience a new innovative digital shopping experience at My VXP (ION Orchard or Marina Bay Sands) where all pieces from the brand’s boutiques can be viewed with a touch of a button and delivered to your home at your convenience. Adding a personal touch to this virtual experience, a client advisor is also available to assist you (via chat or direct call) on your styling needs and preferences.
Ahead, view the offerings from the Valentino Garavani Rockstud Alcove Collection.
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