20 per cent of the collection's proceeds will be donated to Cash & Rocket's three chosen charities: Shine on Sierra Leone, OrphanAid and Sumbandila, which support disadvantaged women and children across Africa. Cash & Rocket's mission is inspired: they harness the power of luxury brands to raise awareness and money for global causes.
The collection spans ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories with an edgy utilitarian aesthetic. There are two new takes on the coveted Rockstud shoe: black pumps adorned with the Valentino & Cash for Rocket studded heart emblem and a suede and leather Rockstud sneaker in army green.
The launch of the capsule collection coincides with Cash & Rocket's annual fundraising race tour, in which a convoy of red sports cars journey from London to Paris, Lyon and Milan, before finishing in Cannes for the beginning of the city's famous film festival. This year, Valentino co-creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri, STYLEBOP.com creative director Leila Yavari, Arizona Muse, Elena Perminova, Anna Cleveland and 70 other influential women will travel in the convoy.
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Grazia Chiuri says: "I am so proud to be supporting Cash & Rocket for the third year in a row, to help in collecting funds for children and women who need our help. As a woman and mother I strongly believe that it is fundamental to help all women and children to give each of them equal opportunities." The Valentino for Cash & Rocket collection will be available exclusively on STYLEBOP.com from May 14 - there's never been a better reason to shop.