It was only a few seasons ago that Valentino introduced its new V-Logo hardware. Whether or not it was an attempt to steer consumers away from the rockstud remains to be seen. Though the prevalence of the brand's iconic studded hardware detailing did lessen the past couple of seasons, they have remained a presence amongst the brand's lineup of bags. The rockstud spike continues to be a push for the brand, with the introduction of a new micro version of Valentino's beloved spike chain bag for spring 2020. And despite its push the last few seasons, the brand's new V-Logo was noticeably absent at its latest runway show.
For fall 2020, creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli put a focus on the details, introducing a lineup of stunning and intricate bags. His newest design, called the Atelier bag, features rouching, bows and rose petals. It's crafted of Nappa and goat leather and is shown in a palette of various colors. The rockstud does have a presence this season as well, showing up on quilted, padded mini bags and hobos. Tiny, micro sized studs adorn the sides of a supple, slouchy tote in a micro size. The collection overall is noticeably different in comparison to what we've seen from the brand the last few seasons but Piccioli has kept up with the times, incorporating some of fashion's biggest trends of the moment—padded leather, hobos and oversized clutch bags. View the bags below, shown both backstage and on the brand's runway.
[images courtesy of Valentino]