Valentino has partnered with down feather outerwear luxury label Moncler on an exclusive capsule collection for Fall 2018. Though the collection comprises everything from women’s and women’s winter outerwear, today it’s all about the special edition of the Rockstud Spike bag.
Ever since its debut in 2016, the Rockstud Spike has proven to be quite popular. To me, much of its appeal comes from the collapsible top handle which slides to the front, thus making it seem as though it has been artfully worked into the design. In fact, this was one of the “pros” of this very bag, which we listed in our detailed guide to the Pros and Cons of the Rockstud Spike.
The Moncler edition of the bag looks exactly like the original version – quilted and embellished with micro studs – but in a quilted nylon down feather version. However, as with nylon, especially when quilted, the “pull” creases from the stitching on the fabric when view up close, is to be expected. The underside of this Valentino x Moncler Rockstud Spike differs slightly from the original, but this is where we also see typical Moncler elements, like this horizontal quilting that they’re known for on their down feather jackets and skiwear.
Available in 2 sizes (small and medium) and 3 colours: red, black, and a dark beige which is my fave out of the there because it looks slightly like dark metallic copper under certain lights. The bag retails for $1,845 and $2,415 for the small and medium, respectively.