THE ROCKSTUD COLLECTION BRIDGES VALENTINO PAST AND PRESENT
BY KIMBERLY LANDAU
Valentino Garavani founder of the namesake fashion house that launched in 1960 on Via Condotti in Rome said it succinctly but adeptly when he explained of his designs, “I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.” Valentino has taken fashion to new heights since by designing glorious, opulent, and timeless clothing, shoes, and bags for some of the most glamorous women of the 20th and 21st centuries. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, as its last two creative directors, have honored the house’s heritage while adding modern touches one Valentino’s Rockstud collection, which continues to awe fans. And CoCo Parì carries the best selections from this line.
Rockstud Spike Ankle Boots
This quilted ankle boot with Rock stud details infuses the classic Valentino design with a modern edge. The rhombus pattern with tonal stitching adds a touch of sophistication, while a pointed toe elongates the leg. The branded insole and side zip closure makes them easy to wear, too. Pair perfectly with leather pants or dress. Made in Italy. $1,595, cocopari.com
Candystud Quilted Leather Dome Top Handle Bag
This quilted lambskin leather dome bag with signature Rock stud trim can be worn dressy or casually. There are two rolled top handles as well as a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. The two way zip around top closure keeps contents secure. 9.5” high, 13.4” wide, and 5.5” deep. Made in Italy. $3,395, cocopari.com