There’s a reason Rockstuds have been able to carry the Valentino accessories line for years on end: they’re great. The look perfectly balances the brand’s traditional femininity with a bit of forward-thinking edge, and that’s a combination that appeals to wide swaths of fashion shoppers in a variety of markets. Lately, though, I’ve felt a little impatient to see Valentino move on to the brand’s next big idea when it comes to accessories, though, and it seems as though the departure of Maria Grazia Chiuri, half of the Valentino’s longtime design duo, for Dior has freed Pierpaolo Piccioli to advance the narrative.
For Valentino’s Fall 2017 runway bags, the designs were almost entirely fresh. There was a Rockstud here or there, and the signature motif appeared subtly in locks on the new designs, but brand new structured flap bags and saddle bags joined the day satchel we first spotted in Valentino’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection. The brand’s feminine detailing and sumptuous materials were all present, but the overall feel was a decided step forward into the next era of Valentino. Check out all the bags below.
[Photos via Vogue Runway]