After a collection of ballet pinks and black, their new Pre-SS17 clothes were a jolt—dense with color, print, and embroidery. “The thing we love about Cuba is the many different memories of the place—African, Spanish, ’50s America,” Chiuri said over the phone. Piccioli picked up the thought: “It gave us a real freedom to mix, like a souvenir, lots of pieces together.” As promised, they touched on their greatest hits, offering apropos tweaks: Their beaded lace evening dresses were made new with large painted wooden beads, and their familiar camouflage jackets came in a softer washed material, as if they’d been worn over and again and had gone through the machine more than a few times. You may already own the basics – all white sneakers, etc, so why not branch out with shoes that won’t be worn by many strangers as you walk to work? Valentino’s smooth white calf-leather trainers are a luxurious way to lend looks a sporty finish. They are punctuated with two differing striped panels in the centre – metallic stripe or patent stripe, in platinum, pastel, black and gold-tones featuring the designer-logo on the tongue, and are trimmed with a signature rockstud at the heel. Grounded on a texture rubber sole, they’ll add a nonchalant feel to tailored looks. Ground your most chic looks with the classic noir range from Valentino Pre-SS17. With the iconic rockstud flats, crafted from leather in Italy and shaped with pointed toe and a small leather heel. The familiar studded trim, T-bar and ankle straps come in matching smoothing black leather, making this the most refined colourway yet. A cult favourite from the range is the point-toe rockstud pumps are embellished with the label’s signature platinum-finish light gold-tone pyramid studs. Show the off to best effect with cropped hemlines. For those summer new-season moments, look to Valentino’s calf-leather rockstud sandals. The caged T-bar straps are decorated with the labels iconic studs. Wear them to embellish a ruffled top and everyday jeans. Bring an exotic feel to Pre-SS17 season, with the exotic feel to Valentino’s rockstud chunky sandal with open toe. Crafted with punctuated gold-tone studs, water snake leather and detailed with a small heel. Wear them to prettily accent the labels collection, as seen on the current IT girls of the fashion industry, including, Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Nicole Richie, Kate Bosworth, Louise Roe, Olivia Palermo and Lily Aldridge. An effortless alternative to heels, Valentino’s open toe criss cross sandals are crafted from leather to a chic point-toe shape, and elevated with straps, which cross over the foot and around the ankle. Endlessly versatile, they’ll work with everything from cropped trousers to full midi skirts. Following are the versatile leather and decorated pyramid rockstud flat leather sandals - each stud has been applied by hand and galvanized to retain its high-shine finished. Wear yours on vacation with floaty skirts and dresses. Embodying the exotic feel of the label’s latest collection, the Valentino rockstud gladiator flat sandals are crafted with classic crossover front straps, self-tie fastenings, and are punctuated with the labels instantly recognizable gold-tone rockstud. New for SS17, Valentino’s leather mule sandals are a timelessly chic choice. Crafted from the smoothest Italian leather, and outlined with the iconic rockstud. The wide front strap and small block heel are ideal for around-the-clock wear. Try them with all-white separates for a fresh summer feel. Season transcending is done best with Valentino’s footwear, in particular – Rockstud tonal leather heels, a truly timeless investment. The pointed toe and slick stiletto heel combine to flattering effect, while the pale gold-tone metal studs led a tough-luxe edge, also featured this Pre-SS17 season, in an elegant rockstud leather flats, which works with a host of hemlines and silhouettes – try a pleated midi skirt for an elevated day-to-night ensemble. Valentino’s rockstud cross-body bag is the perfect complement to ladylike looks. Crafted in Italy from beautifully smooth leather, and finished with signature light gold-tone metal pyramid studs to outline the compact silhouette, this must-have item is available in an array of colours at Parlour x, including – Nero, aqua, orange, pastel grey and ballerina. A fashion hit with all of the industry’s most influences, including, Kate Waterhouse, Nadia Fairfax, Halle Berry and Kate Moss. Following from the cross-body design, Valentino Pre-SS17 season showcases, the rockstud camera bag, with differing colours (similar to the rockstud cross-body bag) that will perfectly complement your summer event. It features a skinny chain shoulder strap, which can be swung over the shoulder or worn across the body, and is embellished with the label’s iconic light gold-tone metal pyramid studs. Store essentials come day or night in the canvas-lined interiors. All hands on deck for the Pre-SS17 IT style, crafted from grained leather, the Valentino rockstud pouch is decorated with colourful leather. Lined in suede, it is just the right side for your phone, keys and make-up compact. Wear it to enliven sleek tailoring.
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