Category Archives: Valentino

Valentino Garavani’s Rock Be Camoulflage High-Top Sneaker

Valentino Hi Top Trainer | The Style Raconteur

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then the Nike Air Force 1 has solidified itself as one of the greatest sneakers all time. Well, even without its imitators, the AF1 is already considered among the greats which is why it comes as no surprise that another company this time, Valentino appears to have used it as a foundation for its newest release.  The silhouette is very similar with strap and sole details mirroring its Nike counterpart.

What sets this apart from the AF1 is the premium materials. The shoe is made in Italy with an upper comprised of a calk-skin leather and fabric insets to mimic a camo pattern. Rubber stud details can also be seen on the shoe’s back heel as well as the forefoot of the shoe’s outsole. All in all this is a premium sneaker for those people who want to take it to that next level. Dont get me wrong this is a beautifully crafted sneaker but I personally will be sticking to the trusted Nike version…If you on the other hand can part with £600+ shop here

Valentino Camouflage Canvas Backpack

valentino-camouflage-canvas-backpack-00Never one to shy away from bold prints, iconic fashion house label Valentino channels their inner streetwear with the Camouflage Canvas Backpack. Like many of their accessories, including the weekender from last year, this model boasts a canvas body featuring the brand’s signature camo print along with light blue leather accents. The “Rockstud” detailing on the top handle and straps offers an edgy look that combines high fashion with an urban sensibility. Made with premium materials in Italy. Buy Valentinos Spring Summer collection here

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Valentino Autumn Winter 2014 Black Leather Rockstud Sneakers

Valentino AW14 Sneaker | The Style RaconteurItalian fashion house Valentino continues to outfit their popular low-top sneaker in decadent materials and textures. This time around, they’ve wrapped the silhouette in black leather and suede for Autumn Winter 2014, resulting in a subtle, luxurious take on the premium kick. Rubber pyramid studs along the sides and heel-counter complement and reinforce the design of the treaded rubber outsole. Available soon from Cruise

Valentino Uomo Pop-Up Store, ISETAN

valentino-uomo-pop-up-store-isetan-shinjuku-mens-1Valentino builds upon its newfound appreciation for camouflage with a special capsule collection with retailer ISETAN in the Shinjuku ward of Tokyo. The Italian brand diverts from the original intention of the camo print by mixing in bright neon colors for a unique contrast that proves to be simple, yet refreshing. The three-part range includes a lightweight nylon hooded parka, T-shirt and pair of sneakers, each of which will be available in store later this week.