In current years, Valentino’s runway shows weren’t all that shocking. They incorporated the usual suspects—Rockstuds galore, mini-bags, and trendy types catering to what has regularly worked for the brand in years previous. All that changed for Spring 2019 when the brand introduced new logo hardware. The prominence of this new logo was not possible to ignore, implying that these bags would be a major push for the brand in seasons to come. Unsurprisingly, Valentino has continued to bet heavy on this logo for Fall 2019.
The emphasis was clear, with almost all of the bags containing the major ‘V’ hardware. And though the logo itself was not possible to ignore, the bags all round had been underwhelming at ideal. Most of the collection featured structured flap bags of varying sizes. Some featured a convertible gold chain though other people had been completed with a leather shoulder strap. A tiny zip-about camera bag was also introduced, of course bearing the new logo. Whilst Valentino’s iconic Rockstuds weren’t incredibly prominent all through, a supple flap bag with studded detailing was introduced in two colors. View all the bags from the runway under.
[Images via Vogue Runway]