The new handbag by Valentino as seen by Terry Richardson
Can a bag be contemporary, luxury and popular at the same time? The answer is yes if created by a very luxury fashion brand and interpreted by one of the most contemporary photographers. We are talking about the special creative collaboration between Valentino Garavani and Terry Richardson. In order to introduce the Rockstud Spike Bag, the new handbag by Valentino, representing the first sign of a new path of the Maison under the Creative Direction of Pierpaolo Piccioli, the designer has entailed photographer Terry Richardson in a storytelling adventure. Together they cruised the streets of lower Manhattan, in New York, to depict the way in which common people, randomly chosen with a street casting, carry the bag. At the same time, far away from the stereotype panorama of the classic skyline, the Rockstud Spike has been pictured in every day street contexts, iconic spaces that adapt to reality rather than to an aspiration of a dream.