Edgy, yet sophisticated.
I now can confess that true love has finally knocked on my door.
And it was love at first sight.
It ‘s been a while now since I’ve lost my mind (and heart) to the fantasizing over these beauties.
These Valentino Rockstud pumps have been dominating the streets since their striking debut at the Paris runway show back in 2010. Design duo daredevils, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Picciolo, took a giant leap of faith when they made a daring 180º turn from the norm presenting the world with a fresh new and classic look: the Valentino Rockstud Collection.
Back then, during the time of the Rockstud pump’s first appearance, the norm of desire were considered to be overpowering, grotesque, bulky and sculptural shaped shoes. Women prefered parading around in killer heels that reached a towering height of about 5 inches or more.
Chiuri&Picciolo presented the rebel 2.5-inch heel by pairing it with a pretty, little elegant dress. Though these shoes did not seem to be very outrageous, the sophisticated and classic pump soon became a trending irruption in the fashion industry. The now, very famous Rockstud pump – a classic, pointy-toed design toughened with gold pyramid studs – has the whole of fashion awe-strucked.
From a wide variety of shoes, purses, sunglasses, leather goods, jewelry and accessories,Valentino’s Rockstud collection is sure to be one of the most recognizable accessory lines to
conquer the streets. The superb collection’s all-time favorited item, the Rockstudded Pump, features in a wide variety of heel heights, colors and textures. Its distinct and sophisticated look is desired by all shoe-, fashion- and stud lovers: a must-have worth splurging on.
Details & Care
Golden pyramid studs glint on the caged straps of an edgy patent leather pump with a slim heel and pointed toe.
- Adjustable straps with buckle closure.
- Approx. heel height: 2 1/2″.
- Leather upper, lining and sole.
- Made in Italy.
- Salon Shoes.
HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION:
by KARL LAGERFELD
WE’RE used to seeing the grandest of sets from Mr Lagerfeld when it comes to a Chanel show (his supermarket sweep for ready-to-wear being one of his most memorable yet), but today this was all pared right back down for a space in the Grand Palais that was simply a white room accompanied by a virtual fireplace and a glass mirror over its mantelpiece.
But it was the ideal setting when it came to showing off Lagerfeld’s skills – this is a designer who is at his best when he does something very glamorous and slightly historical. So he gave us his Artful Dodger best for a collection that presented beautiful urchin girls who brought his 18th Century references (most noted in the regal embroidery of many a frock coat) right up to date with ribbon-tie flip-flop flats in place of last season’s couture trainers.
The girls took to the catwalk with quiffs and caps on the back of their heads and short pantaloons, which even came worn under little short suits and coats – this was a couture riff on a Charles Dickens classic from start to finish.
Everything was intricately embroidered or boasted sequins or crystals – across bodices, or jackets, smatterings of gold climbing up hems or clustering at collars, dancing around necklines and straps. The level of fabrication perfectly showed off the special couture skills that this house has at its disposal and it was a delight to see on display.
For cocktail attire there came a strong focus on trapeze shapes, gentle A-lines for skirts and dresses that spanned a palette of smoky greys (mimicked also in the make-up tones), off-white, pale gold, navy and black. Bags were like satchels and though used sparingly made for another clever modern note.
And while there won’t be a woman out there who wouldn’t not dream of stepping out in one of those serious gowns to end, we can’t help but know the real story here will end up being those flip-flop-style flats. Comfortable couture.