Considering how minimalism is a value espoused amongst many circles these days, it’s likely you’ve heard the term capsule wardrobe brought up once or twice. The sentiment behind it is deceptively simple: a collection of garments unrestrained by seasonal trends or whims; classic pieces that have survived through fads and follies to earn the title of ‘timeless.’
The general consensus amongst the style cognoscenti is that items such as white T-shirts, jeans and blazers are deserving of said label. And while we at Vogue Singapore don’t disagree, we, too, are advocates for pushing the envelope and redefining what sartorial staples mean to consumers of today. For us in 2022, it’s the Valentino Garavani One Stud and Locò bags.
The Valentino Garavani One Stud bag made its debut in the maison’s spring/summer 2022 show; a reinterpretation and expansion of the iconic Valentino Garavani Roman Stud range. As its name suggests, a single 4×4 stud pulls centre-focus, drawing the eye while incorporating delightfully elegant touches fitting of the brand’s dedication to craftsmanship. Soft nappa leather is used to form the structure of the purse, while reverse stitching construction is employed to conceal the seams.
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The Valentino Garavani Locò bag, on the other hand, takes on a more playful approach, sporting detachable handles and hardware detailing reminiscent of purses from the ‘90s. Its variety of colourways—black, pink and yellow—and compact silhouette, however, firmly roots it in the present, seamlessly amalgamating nostalgic elements while also retaining a modern-day edge. Below, we explore the various ways to integrate the bags into your daily life; a showcase of their versatility across the multitude of occasions a Vogue reader is sure to experience.
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For work: Valentino Garavani Large One Stud handbag in brown, $5,380
Its cavernous shape means you’ll be able to fit a variety of work essentials into its confines, while the neutral hue serves as a perfect unobtrusive complement to bolder fashion ensembles.
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For brunch with the girls: Valentino Garavani One Stud bag with chain in white, $4,360
A casual daytime look should be matched with a bag that exudes an equal amount of effortlessness. The inclusion of a chain strap also ensures you’ll be able to have your hands free to tuck into your meal with ease.
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For shopping: Valentino Garavani One Stud micro bag with chain in green, $1,950
Should you have your hands full juggling an armful of shopping bags, we suggest keeping your essentials safe with this teensy rendition that fits your phone and credit card. Beyond that, its vivid hue also acts as a perfect conduit for colour-blocking attempts.
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For parties: Valentino Garavani Locò shoulder bag in prune, $3,620
No one wants to be fussing with their bag or clothes in a crowded setting. Thankfully, this bad boy can be tucked safely under your arm or slung over your chest—out of harm’s way while also adding a glamorous touch to any outfit.
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For date nights: Valentino Garavani Locò shoulder bag in black, $3,620
You get the best of both worlds with this iteration of the Valentino Garavani Locò—where its camel-coloured hue is suited to a wide variety of colourful sartorial combinations while also being spacious enough to fit beauty must-haves in the vein of lipstick and/or a roller-ball perfume.