WATCH: Valentino Present Rockstud Untitled Noir
A stud, as well as being a type of male animal retained for breeding purposes, is a piece of metal that pierces and projects from a surface used for decoration. Which, funnily enough, I am very familiar with, having owned a stud machine during brief years of teenage rebellion – the dyed black hair with sweeping fringe era. However, I have since learnt that studding items of clothing should probably be left to the professionals. Like Valentino. Can we call the stud the Parisian house’s signature embellishment? Either way, they know that they are talking about – hence why, back in Fall 16, they first created the Valentino Rockstud Untitled capsule collection – simple classics, re-read. With studs. And now, the capsule’s back for Spring 2017, this time entitled Valentino Rockstud Untitled Noir, that, as the press release tells us is “a new chapter of noir basics distilled to their essence – black leather jackets, sweaters, t-shirts, coats, sneakers and clutches… where once again, the binding component to these pieces are the iconic Valentino studs.” But, don’t take our word for it. Watch the collection in action in the special film above, starring young actors from the Civica Scuola Di Teatro Paolo Grassi. Oooh!