There are two words to describe Valentino Resort 2015: bold and glamourous. Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli took to the brand’s archives this season, and we got an exclusive invite to go to the Valentino showroom to see the results of their work.
The Valentino showroom was like walking into a life-size kaleidoscope, with a room full of rich colors, stripes and bright-colored camouflage prints. The striped design was taken from a collection shown in 1973, and today, the highly skilled Valentino artisans hand-painted it onto all kinds of shoes. The groovy print looks anything but dated; it has been adapted to fit into the modern footwear realm with plexi heels and minimalist sandals. Of course, no Valentino collection would be complete without a few pairs of Rockstuds.
Also present in this collection is Valentino’s new butterfly camouflage, which manages to feel spring-appropriate without looking overly sweet. With a collection as vivid and fun as this one, we can’t wait to see what the brand has prepared for its Spring 2015 collection.
Check out all of our photos below.
Here’s Emma Stone, leaving CBS Studios in NYC with BF Andrew Garfield after doing a little promotional legwork for The Amazing Spiderman 2. As you can clearly see, Emma’s wearing Valentino Rockstud Pumps, but these Rockstuds are special because this is a brand new colorway for the popular style, which means it’s from either pre-fall or fall. As you might suspect, these new multi-colored pumps are not available online just yet, but all things rockstudded and Valentino can be found at Intermix.
Were you aware that you can get Rockstudded rainboots, espadrilles, and sneakers? I was surprised by the wide variety of items Valentino has incorporated into its fan-favorite line. I mean, Rockstud cuff bracelets and boots seem obvious, but the original magic of the Rockstud line was co-opting punk-rock detailing on to more fussy, feminine pieces like handbags and pumps. But espadrilles? Sadly, espadrilles will never be punk.
Here’s Miranda Kerr out and about with her little boy Flynn in NYC, wearing a charming tri-tone red pair of Valentino Scalloped Leather Pumps and carrying an oversized denim Chanel Canvas Logo Tote. (Miranda is usually a lot more cheery with the paps, but here she looks a little miffed to be caught off guard while on mom duty.) A kitten heeled version of this shoe like Miranda’s is not currently available online, but you can find a slightly taller version for $895 at Net-A-Porter.
As a supermodel, Miranda is no stranger to sky-high platform pumps like these Saint Laurent Janis Pumps we saw her wearing for a photoshoot last week, she does seem to prefer to wear more modest heels, boots and flats during her downtime. Perhaps that’s why she agreed to strip down in a steamy new ad for the Reebok’s Skyscape Running Sneakers? (Available for the highly reasonable price of $65 at Zappos.com.)
One day, celebs will eventually grow tired of Valentino’s uber-successful Rockstuds, but that day is not today, and it’s probably not going to be any day in the near future, either. Here’s Alessandra Ambrosio outside of the infamous Hollywood hotspot Chateau Marmont, wearing beige Valentino Rockstud Pumps with an everyday jeans n’ sweater combo (as seen on a Brazilian supermodel). She’s also carrying a beige Celine Trio Bag. You can get Alessandra’s exact pumps for $834 at FarFetch.
Alessandra is the special celeb pet of numerous designers, so it stands to reason that she’s amassed quite the designer handbag stash. This Trio isn’t the only Celine bag in her collection; in fact, Alessandra seems to own all of the brand’s most popular designs. You can take a gander for yourself over at PurseBlog’s “The Many Bags of Alessandra Ambrosio.” (Practically every designer you can think of is represented!)
Ashley Tisdale recently attended the LA film premiere of That Awkward Moment in a gorgeous, sequined LBD and a matching pair of black Valentino Rockstud Pumps, a longtime celeb favorite. Ashley doesn’t appear in the movie, she was just showing support for fellow High School Musical alum Zac Efron. You can get Ashley’s pumps in black, blush, and red for $945 at Saks.
Ever since her HSM days, Ashley has wisely stayed on the Disney bandwagon. She does a ton of voiceover work for popular animated shows like Phineas & Ferb and has been guest-starring in live action shows such as The Crazy Ones and Super Fun Night as of late. She frequently pops up on TalkShoes and our sister site PurseBlog, and her tastes in fashion tend to run particularly high-end. We’re glad to see she’s investing those Disney dollars in designer goodies that’ll go the distance.
When it comes to working out, sometimes we just need that little extra push to get us out the door and to the gym. (Well at least I need that little extra push.) If I was being lured with these Valentino Rockstud Camo-Print Sneakers, I could probably get myself there everyday without fail.
The feeling after a great heart-pumping workout is one of the best feelings in the world, and an even better self-confidence booster. Why not trot out a great pair of sneakers in the process? The neon camo print is a standout (ironic; they’re anything but camouflaging), and Valentino sneakers wouldn’t be complete without the iconic Rockstud heel trim ornamentation. I can’t think of anything better then looking good while feeling good.
Sofia Vergara recently strutted the orange carpet at a Modern Family Fan Appreciation Day event in LA while wearing a pair of black and beige Valentino Rockstud Pumps, which she paired with a black Valentino Rockstud Clutch, natch. Sofia and the entire cast of MF entertained 600 extra-special fans at a special meet n’ greet hosted by the USA network (which recently acquired syndication rights for the show). You can get your own pair of Sofia’s fan-approved pumps in pale pink for $945 at Intermix.
Sofia is a lady of discerning taste in designer goodies. Her preferences in shoes and bags run particularly high-end – Chanel, Valentino, Givenchy, Hermes, all the big names. (We’re a little sad she lent her name to a fashion line at K-mart instead of…anywhere else, really.) You can peep at her glorious designer bag stash in “The Many Bags of Sofia Vergara” on PurseBlog.