March 25, 2016
Valentino: Rockstud Untitled
Whilst other brands are focusing on product personalization with initial crafted on leather goods to shawls and trench coats, Valentino introduced a unisex collection which is pretty cool. I've always loved the idea of a masculine-feminine look.
Each Untitled piece is identified with a progressive number, starting from 1 ending with 12, labeled on the canvas satchel that holds the garment, as if appearing anonymous. Once worn, on the contrary, it reveals the marks of a customization with a concise, personal and decisive touch: traces of a past experience and of an internal imperfection as signs of contemporary beauty.
Rockstud Untitled is a unisex capsule collection of classics distilled to their essence and reread through the Valentino savoir -faire. It is, however, an austere perspective craftsmanship.
For Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli the binding component are the studs. The twelve essentials of a wardrobe, from the white shirt to the blue pea coat, from the beige trench to the jeans, from the grey T-shirt to the camel hair coat, from the crew neck sweater to the white sneakers. A part of each item has been detached and adjusted using golden studs instead of traditional stitching.
Images courtesy of Valentino Garavani.