Whipping up a wave of fashionista frenzy, Val- entino’s Rockstud enters the stage with accessories that scream Italian edge down to the last stud. I mean…it’s Rockstud! Let its edge do the talking. Pyramidal in structure yet bourgeois in spirit, this bad boy is all about the aristo-punk attitude: a harmony of high and low.

Sleek in its high-shine finish with razor-sharp edges, the iconic stud makes its way to the top of two footwear silhouettes. You screamed, you cried, you begged for it…and here it is! The highly coveted Rockstud pumps, at long last, get reissued.

VALENTINO Rockstud pump ($1,190, available at Valentino boutiques.) / Rockstud shoulder bag ($2,590, available at Valentino boutiques.)

Indulge your inner rock star with decadent patent leather. Tone-on-tone studs glisten with irrefutable glamor as they trace up the straps of the iconic Rockstud pumps. Ballet flats, too, get tricked out to the tune of delectable devi- ance with enlarged Rockstuds atop. You see, it’s all about elevating the boundary-breaking verve of punk and uplifting the nonconformist within through the strums of style. Who says you can’t be pretty and punk?

More so an icon than an accent, Rockstud is a symbol of debonair defiance immortalized in fashion’s ever-morphing orb. Hence, where there is a Rockstud, there shall be a Rockstud23 bag. That’s right: Valentino’s dishing out a new spin on everyone’s favorite posh-punk embellishment. There’ll be no space for softcore-any- thing with this baby: heads will turn, and jaws will hang. How could you say no to this stud?

This feature appears in the pages of V143: now available for purchase!



Makeup Tomoyo Shionome (South James)

Hair Izumi Sato (87 Artists)

Model Barbara Valente (The Society)

Manicure Mamie Onishi (SEE Management)

Digital technician Sherridon Poyer

Location Porter Studio

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