Andy Warhol Inspired Pop Art + Retro 60's + Ladylike Lace pretty much sums up Valentino's buoyant and optimistic Resort collection for 2013. A floral confection of sundae shade dresses sets this decadent range into motion, followed by a zesty serving of lime green designs. The peplum makes an appearance once again, featuring sheer yokes and sleeves, chicly paired with slim-fit trousers. The romance of vintage guipure lace is given a modern update in sunshine yellow, rich emerald green, ruby red and snow white.
Pastel print A-line dresses are nipped in the waist, and feminine tulle maxi gowns are delicately embroidered with garden-specked beadwork and tiny floral appliqués. Moving on from sprightly daywear, the collection takes a darker turn with a set of coal-black pants suits and skirts, and demure gowns in duotone animal print and optical alluring stripes.
The kitten heel re-emerges in 2013, and is a constant feature throughout, clasped by metallic ankle straps. Vibrant hand-held leather clutches duly compliment each look; these are sure to be on the wish-list of Valentino fans everywhere. Vivid splashes of fuchsia make an eye-catching end to this exquisite Pre-Spring collection.
My favourite looks from this collection have to be the floral pop art evening gown (set one), the black leather lace and tulle gown (set six) and the striking hot pink animal print maxi dress above. Which are yours?
*Images via Style.com