For the past few years it's been nearly impossible to review a Valentino collection without discussing one iteration or another of the brand's iconic Rockstud bag. However, a year ago Valentino chose to shy away from its beloved Rockstuds and introduced a Rockstud-free handbag for Spring 2019.The VRing bag put a focus on Valentino's brand new V logo, and though this season the Rockstud is indeed back, the focus remains largely on Valentino's bold logo. On the Spring 2020 runway, Valentino has introduced a new bag which showcases a magnified version of the brand's gold V logo. This collection largely focused on this new shape, which was shown in two sizes and appeared in smooth leather as well as novelty versions.
This collection also featured a return to the brand's iconic Rockstud, and Valentino introduced a micro version of its beloved Rockstud Spike Chain Bag. Existing sizes of the bag were also shown on the runway in bright, bold neon colors. The Valentino Garavani #RockstudSpikeFluo bag is already available online and in-store in Paris Avenue Montaigne, Paris Saint Honoré, Milan Montenapoleone, Beijing Sanlitun, and Tokyo Ginza according to the brand's instagram. The collection also featured seasonal bags in fabrications such as feathers and raffia. Take a look at the bags below.
[images via Vogue Runway]