The storied Italian Maison Valentino has accented the festive season by dropping its iconic Valentino Garavani Stud Sign handbag in punchy new hues. In a creative collaboration with Valentino, I’ve styled the newest addition with the Maison’s Le Progrès Paris 3ème Arrondissement Spring 2022 collection, with a very vibrant take on palazzo to pool party. Take a look.
Nothing says party more than sequins, and this season Maison Valentino takes us higher with shimmery, electric colour shades for a full-on concert effect. Check out this one-shouldered 70s-inspired embroidered chiffon dress, one which channels all of Harry Styles coloured combos in one.
Manifest a greener world by wearing the colour of the season: green! As a child, we’re always asked, “What’s your favourite colour?” My brother’s was blue, but mine was always green. Perhaps it’s related to my birthstone being emerald or the fact that I find it calming, like being in nature. This season, expect to see every spectrum of green from Kelly green, mint and avocado right through to this crisp neon by way of silk shirting. Give this Overshirt in Faille some extra street cred with these high-waisted shorts in blue washed denim and a matching green bandeau.
LEFT: VALENTINO GARAVANI TAN-GO PLATFORM PUMPS IN PATENT LEATHER, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO. RIGHT: GREEN SHIRT, SHOP SIMILAR, VALENTINO PRINTED CREPE COUTURE PANTS, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO GARAVANI MAXI STUD PATENT LEATHER SLINGBACKS, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO GARAVANI STUD SIGN NAPPA SHOULDER BAG, $4,000, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO
Break up your greenery with a printed cigarette-cut pant, like these Valentino Printed Crepe Couture pants that definitely says desk-to-dinner especially when combined with patent leather slingback pumps. I secretly love the practical heel height of a slingback, however if you really want to elevate to new and contemporary heights, the patent Valentino Garavani Tan-Go platforms are the only way to rock your way to the nightclub in one swift stride.
LEFT: VALENTINO PRINTED CREPE COUTURE TOP, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO GARAVANI STUD SIGN NAPPA SHOULDER BAG, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO. RIGHT: PRINTED CREPE COUTURE PANTS, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO GARAVANI TAN-GO PLATFORM PUMPS IN PATENT LEATHER, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO GARAVANI STUD SIGN NAPPA SHOULDER BAG, SHOP NOW, VALENTINO
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Prints can actually be transitional pieces. Wear head-to-toe for a bolder silhouette, or break up for versatility. I’ve taken this adorable Valentino Printed Crepe de Chine shirt, consisting of fairy flower prints with a matching embroidered collar, and turned it into a mini with colourful tights. Makes for a great party mood. Alternatively, dress down for the daytime with the matching Printed Crepe Couture pants, teamed with a white tee or shirt.
Getting mileage out of a statement bag is essential these days. Choose a bag that offers versatility, edge and adapts to your every mood. What’s really great about the Valentino Garavani Stud Sign shoulder bag is how you can wear it several different ways: Double strap over the shoulder for when you’re heading out in a rush, or carry it as a clutch with the sliding maxi stud handle acting as your security guard.
The embroidered florals and other handcrafted details on the shoulder and lapel of the Valentino Embroidered Crepe Couture blazer instills the expression of femininity, which is very much part of the DNA of Maison Valentino. The matching black Valentino Crepe Couture shorts offer a contemporary alternative that’s both urban and feminine especially if you dial it up with sheer black or red tights.
Your handbag says a lot about who you are. My handbag has to weather many tasks: Off-duty, work and after work. Personally, I’m hard on my handbags, despite how much cash I’ve dropped on purchase. What I like about the Valentino Garavani Stud Sign bag is how the sliding chain strap provides the embellishment without feeling too precious. The hardware studs are the jewellery-like edge we need when refining our look. It basically says you’re ready for anything. Stick with classic black and wear it with a single strap to show off the studs, or turn up the voltage with a bolt of this season’s fun new colours like pink, green and orange.
Shop the new season and check on the availability of your favourites at either Sydney Westfield or Melbourne Chadstone. Alternatively, you can book an appointment to see the full Valentino Le Progrès Paris 3ème Arrondissement Spring 2022 collection offering in store. Call Sydney at (61) 02 8404 0888 or email email@example.com, and Melbourne at (61) 03 9568 7559 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A creative collaboration for Maison Valentino.
Fashion Direction Aileen Marr
Editorial Director: Jessica Bailey
Art Director: Kimberlee Kessler
AD: Laura Cordaiy
In collaboration with:
Photography: Sean Slattery
Model: Tahlia Dunn/Chadwicks
Makeup: Desiree Wise
Hair: Keiran Street
Fashion Assistant: Kelly Harty