Monday, August 06, 2012

Resort Romance by Valentino 2013

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

51 comments:

LaJune16 said...

Amaazing blog and I really love it.

Very nice photos :))



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Sin12012 said...

OMG ! Amazing collection !

xo ,
Ana Catalarrana
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The Sunshine District said...

Love this collection! That red lace dress is gorgeous...
-Jenny
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Well... said...

Valentino certainly knows his stuff. This collection is gorgeous!

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Adeola Naomi said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!
I am in loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !
Wish I can afford them all.

Alessandra said...

Lovely!!!
I adore Valentino!!

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Jacy said...

I love all of the detail and colors! I like rows 4 & 5 the best :)
Thank you for your sweet comment on my outfit post ~ I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest if you get a sec!

~Jacy

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trishie said...

LOVE this collection. So pretty and feminine

Rahul Bhatia said...

Pleasing collections!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Oooh,I LOVE these!! Especially the apple green beauties, just gorgeous. I'm searching high and low right now for a jade green dress for a wedding back home, and am having no luck at all! These are v inspirational though, the hunt goes on...

CourtStar @ StarSystemz said...

I like the green lace dress third row A LOT super cute! I love the bag in hot pink, I hope it comes in other colors as well it is super cute! Love and Shine CourtStar

Julye said...

love the apple green color!!

Cathy said...

Loving the black leather and lace tulle gown too! The apple green looks like a fun spring color!

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Ember Drake said...

I love the third dress in set 1 and the first dress in set 3! Both are gorgeous - I'm so glad lace is going to be an A/W 2012 trend!

Although I am dreading the return of the kitten heel - me and it do not get along well lol :-)

Em
x

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Tie Bow-tie said...

o my god collection perfect!im in love all of them)

Lipgloss Kisses said...

Some very pretty pieces and some are a bit too crazy for me. Haha. :)

Anna Brain said...

Oh wow! WOWnderful collection!! :)

Mia said...

these are great designs. i adore the beautiful ruffles and colours :)

xx M

http://thisishowwerule.blogspot.com

Miška said...

the first row is the best! I totally love love it

Daniella said...

Hi sweetie, how was our weekend? Ah this has to be one of my favourite resort 2013 collections! I love everything about it. I love how it ranges from girly chic to pretty with androgynous appeal. Love love love :)

Take care, Daniella xox

Lilli said...

Hi Sam! it is so fab!! one of my fav too!!! I loved everything especially the lace pieces!!^^ Kisses dear and have a nice day!

Bodil Huisman said...

Amazing collection, absolutely loving the long floral dresses :)
great post Sam!

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Sandra Leiva said...

That's awesome!
I love the pink ones <3

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The colors and prints are splendid! Thanks for the comment dear - yes I'm excited about the new blog design (still some tweaks, but it's great!)

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Ali Hval said...

Oh my goooshh! How have I not yet seen this collection somewhere?! It's so stunning. Seriously, I don't think I've fallen in love with a collection so much before. That second pastel floral dress is just amazing (set one) and the first long dresses in set 4 and the last set are just beautiful. I really like all these long dresses actually. Wow!

Antee Gurung said...

Valentino is like the ultimate classic one.....beautifully made and chic...love love it

Xoxo

Emilie said...

Aaaarghh how many gorgeous clothes can there be in one post? :p I LOVE Valentino, especially the RED collection - they have the best dresses :) Great post and I really like the blog! Going to read some more of your posts :)

xxxx

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Nicole said...

Hey Sam! Love this collection! Seriously one of my favourites!
xxx

Elisabeth said...

Hope your weekend was good?! Thanks for the comment! My favorites out of these outfits are definately the floral and green ones, but the white dresses are also stunning! Nice new profile photo!

xxx
E from Helsinki
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Rikki said...

marvellous collection, the colorful print in the first row is so pretty, love the backless green lacey dress and the pink leopard prints are so cool!
thanks for your lovely comment Sam<3 xx

Elle Sees said...

i think i like the greens the best

indie by heart said...

Really cute pieces there, especially all the lace detail.. Lovely!

Satu
Indie by heart

Ekaterina Marmy said...

every time enter your blog to read news, and ready to stay here for a log time, because your posts are always amazing! so beautiful collections!!!!
have a nice evening!
xxx
Katya
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Jessica said...

oh my gosh every piece is incredible!!

-Jessica
http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I like the yellow and green lace dresses in the 3rd row, but everything in row 5 is my fave.

Punctuation Mark said...

I love the colors but I think there needs to be a bit more red... Ha!

Denise said...

The first set, aaaal, please! Then the first ruffle green skirt, and then the green lace dress - next to it, the yellow skirt. Such a lvely collection!
I went to the beach yesterday and of course thought of you - I know you ike when I go there, you told me once, because you know I am happy there!

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is freaking awesome. I just love every single dress.....
Thanks so so much for visiting a leaving a lovely comment on my blog.
Wishing you the best for this week.
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Caitie Schlisserman said...

can I please have it all?

xxx
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Rachel. said...

such a gorgeous collection, i love all the lace! xo

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cocomints said...

I love this collection! My favourites sets are 1,4,5 :)

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Josie said...

Ahh so beautiful! I think the third row is my favourite because of the beautiful colours. I'm not overly keen on kitten heels but I'd wear those pointy, ankle strapped ones...they're gorgeous! xxx

Helena Resende said...

This collection is colourfull and very modern! :)

Nuar said...

Hey, Sam!
With many other things to do, I'm becoming a lazy blogger these days, but when I take it up again, I love visiting your blog, for there's always a nice surprise in it, and of course you're a dear friend to me.
On this post, I see you're growing to be a fine fashion critic, too! My Valentino's resort faves are: the green lace frock, the tulle, lace and leather gown, and the pink strapless gown.
Have a great rest of the week!
XOXO,
María José
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Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

IN LOVE WITH VALENTINO...


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UnA said...

omg that red jumsuit is amazngggg

Thanks for your visit and great sweet comment hun..

I have a new post and I would love to hear from you

xxo

hope in high heels said...

interesting collection... it's edgier and more risky than the other collections we've seen in a while isn't it. those floral dresses in the first collection look like they should be hug on display as a piece of art.

Paris said...

Love all these gorgeous colors and patterns! The hot pink and black collection is my favorite - especially the middle dress!
And don't worry, I will make sure I am 100% healthy before finishing that race! You're so sweet to be concerned though!

xoxo,
Paris

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Kate Frenkel said...

This is the most beautiful and sophisticated resort collection I have seen recently!!! Love colours, fabrics, shapes, prints!!! Perfect!!! I love lace and chifon. Amazing collection!!!

Nee said...

i really love this collection, those designs and prints are so romantic and very chic. my favorites here are set 1 & 4.
lots of love xx

Marie Martell said...

Great collection!

xo Marie