Rockstud, a chef-d’œuvre devised by the allied creative direction of Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli in 2010, continues to charm fashion lovers with its timeless excellence even after a decade. It has been an element essential to Valentino’s identity, continually displayed over handbags, shoes, and accessories. After Chiuri’s exit in 2016, the echelon was solely Piccioli’s, under whom the label now thrives.
The Roman Stud — A Bold Evolution of the Rockstud
Exhibiting the Maison’s romantic flair and punk philosophy, Valentino extols the icon by maximizing it and calling it the Roman Stud. Both the Rockstud and Roman Stud are codes that pay homage to the bugnato of the Roman palazzos. The new maxi stud represents Piccioli’s caliber to honor the archival symbol and create something modern and bold. As the label spins its own magic on a classic code without letting go of its perennial charm, the Roman Stud Valentino Bag makes it as our latest entrant for Bag of the Week.
Debuted in the Valentino Collezione Milano — the Spring/Summer 2021 show, the Valentino Roman Stud shoulder bag is handcrafted with extreme precision and hours of hard work using primo quality materials. The style arrives in an assemblage of colors and three sizes — large, medium, and small.
One can witness the highest level of artistry employed to put together a marvelous number like this large Roman Stud Valentino bag. First, it is hand-sewn using meters of soft Nappa leather. Then, the tonal stitches carefully navigate the bag to form enlarged quilts. Next, the macro studs are sculpted from gold-tone metal and artfully emblazoned at the intersection of the stitches. As we twist the lock on the front, the flap opens to a capacious interior equipped with a zip pocket for you to organize your essentials neatly. This black Roman Stud bag comes with dual carrying options — a top handle embellished with three maxi studs and a slender chain strap that complements the glistening motif of the Valentino shoulder bag. Another notable feature is that the style strikes a resemblance to the Valentino Rockstud Spike bag in terms of its shape but the quilts and the pyramid studs have been magnified for a macro update.
Ceaselessly making strides with its iconic motifs like the Couture Bow, Rose Petal, Rockstud, and now the Roman Stud, Valentino carries forward its story of creating something magnifique through craftsmanship, innovation, and symbols.