Urban Twists: VALENTINO

Urban Twists: VALENTINO

Valentino enriches its modern Pre-Fall 2023 collection with a new array of versatile Valentino Garavani Rockstud accessories

By The Time Place Magazine



Indulge in the opulent realm of Valentino’s Pre-Fall 2023 collection, enchantingly titled “Urban Riviera.” Within this exquisite new line, we see how luxury is presented with a delightful twist, mirroring Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s visionary path.

Immerse yourself in a wardrobe that effortlessly exudes an air of nonchalant elegance, adorned with unexpected styling choices that showcases the designer’s audacious embrace of boundary-breaking fashion codes. The Pre-Fall collection boasts an impressive array of styles and designs that caters to every fashionista out there. From enchanting evening dresses to effortlessly chic casual wear, and from urban, edgy looks to alluring and sexy ensembles, there is something for everyone in this stunning collection.



Picture a striped swimsuit, the epitome of summer bliss, effortlessly elevated with the addition of a bright white blazer. Meanwhile, a long, flowing green embroidered skirt dances with whimsy, finding unexpected harmony with a casual shirt jumper, blurring the lines between elegance and comfort. In the realm of fashion, opposites attract, as demonstrated by a brocade full-circle skirt effortlessly paired with a masculine striped shirt, or a long-sleeved sweater, now paired with a vibrant sequined long skirt.

But it doesn’t stop there. The colour palette is a feast for the eyes, with Valentino’s red, green and neon pink hues. The latter is wonderfully showcased in the array of sleek long-sleeved printed tops, stylish pants, exquisite gowns, and even daring shorts.



Valentino’s iconic monogram takes centre stage once more, making a striking appearance in head-to-toe Jersey jumpsuits that exude a sense of modernity and sophistication. The monogram also adorns stylish cardigans, flawlessly paired with skimpy shorts and high-knee boots, creating a look that seamlessly merges elegance with a touch of allure.



For evening dress, sleek long dresses are adorned with side bow-knotted cut-outs, adding a touch of playfulness to the sophisticated silhouettes. Additionally, fluid jumpsuits take the spotlight, showcasing wide palazzo pants that create a sense of effortless movement and grace. An ultimate favourite pick emerges from a scene straight out of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, where a mermaid skirt adorned with exquisite sequined florals grabs everyone’s attention. But in true Valentino fashion, this ethereal piece is given an unexpected twist as it is effortlessly paired with a dove grey jersey sweatshirt. This is the perfect example of a delightful moment where boundaries of style are blissfully blurred.



However, the cherry on top of this exquisite collection comes in the form of Valentino Garavani Rockstud accessories. With the unforgettable slogan, “I Mean…It’s Rockstud!”, these iconic pieces become irresistible must-haves. Inspired by Roman Palazzo metallic details, the Rockstud has evolved over the years while remaining a symbol of the Maison’s bold aesthetic and unapologetic pizzazz.



The Maison reintroduces its timeless Valentino Garavani Rockstud pumps, now crafted with shiny patent leather and tone-on-tone studs along the signature straps; these pumps exude sleek allure with its gorgeous silhouette that combines hard-edged materials and point-toe finish. Continuing its tradition of blending classic and daring elements, the Rockstud makes a striking appearance on a range of ballet flats, too. Infusing a touch of rebellion, these studded details adorn the uppers of these timeless feminine footwear and embody a harmonious fusion of radical spirit and bourgeois elegance.



Meanwhile, the accessories line-up is incomplete without the standout addition of the Valentino Garavani Rockstud23 bag, which features a clean construction, bold lines, and sculpted edges embellished with tone-on-tone studs. Available in two sizes and in a variety of classic and captivating hues, the Rockstud23 effortlessly blends timeless craftsmanship with contemporary appeal. Embrace the perfect fusion of tradition and modernity with this must-have accessory.


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