Maison Valentino presents “Mastery Tales”: a narrative of beauty, creative fervor, passion and tradition that distinguish the extraordinary savoir-faire of Italian artisanship and techniques of the Maison. A series of episodes to discover the timeless excellence and the culture of Couture that identify the most iconic items of the Valentino collection.

Chapter 2 is dedicated to the Valentino Garavani Roman Stud top handle bag, first introduced in Valentino Collezione Milano – SS21 fashion show.

Valentino Garavani Roman Stud is the Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli’s ultimate interpretation of the Rockstud family. A bold yet sophisticated evolution of the iconic stud, which is enlarged in a macro version. A tribute to the bugnato which characterizes the Roman Palazzos, that opens towards the street, allowing confident observations.

The new Valentino Garavani Roman Stud top handle bag, crafted in soft nappa leather, perfectly conveys the romantic punk attitude of the collection as well as Valentino’s craftmanship tradition and care for detail; its tiny silhouette is enriched by a macro quilting and maxi studs.

Every bag requires around 5 hours of work and over a meter of leather to be produced.The leather is treated to acquire its distinctive soft touch and ironed to gain its unique brightness. Details such as the detachable leather strap and the sliding chain in antique brass finishing add characters to the bag’s small silhouette.

Lastly, a total of 28 studs are applied by hand one by one decorating the bag and the leather strap. The iconic Valentino stud has been reinterpreted as if it were placed under a magnifying glass: it evolves and expands. The pyramidal hardware get outsized, muting from signature metallic accents to utmost magnified elements.

As the iconic Valentino Garavani Rockstud accessories are celebrating the 10th anniversary, Creative Director Pierpaolo Piccioli continues his process of resignification of the iconic codes of the Maison, where reality and dream, high and low, punk and bourgeois, couture and street cohabit.