Those who take their accessories seriously, particularly when it comes to handbags, will know that Valentino’s studded numbers are among the most coveted bags available. Imagine softer-than-soft leathers, clean shapes and details trimmed with flat square studs. So the news that the brand famous for their dresses in red, known as ‘Valentino red’, has taken styles from their classic Rockstud collection and made them exclusively in black should send many pulses racing. Designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s have cleverly tampered very little with their already winning formula of their Noir capsule collection. Switching styles to all black puts the emphasis on the quality of materials from python, crocodile and patent leather. Among the collection are pointed flats, Camden chic leather studded bracelets and totes.
Prices start at £535 for the Noir Rockstud sandal and the collection is available at Valentino’s Sloane Square boutique. valentino.com