I was super excited when Valentino launched their MOC (My Own Code) handbags last year but it never made it over to Asia. Fortunately their newly launched Rouge Absolut Signature project, which lands in stores worldwide this month, makes up it for it.
Hot on the heels of their Red-only collection which debuted in Shanghai last year, Rouge Absolut Signature takes personalisation to a new level while paying homage to the brand’s most iconic colour, red. The collection allows customers to personalise a range of accessories with a choice of letters and symbols, including zodiac signs and fun motifs like skulls and hearts.
Every item in the collection is already decorated with three iconic gold studs, but you can add or subtract symbols as you like (there’s a leather tab on each item which allows you to interchange them easily).
There are also plenty of “customisable” styles to choose from including bracelets and shoes (the sandals and pointy toe pumps are my favourites). In terms of handbags, there is a tote, clutch, flapbag and minaudiere. Some bags come in leopard print pony hair for a fierce look. When it comes to colour, there are three shades of red available including scarlet, Bordeaux or classic red.
Each symbol costs HK$300 and the service is available at IFC,Pacific Place and Ocean Centre Stores in Hong Kong. www.valentino.com.