Valentino: Resort 2014
Designer: Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli
Inspiration: Grazia Chiuri and Piccioli combined military and school uniform inspired pieces with bohemian style “to create an unconventional sense of elegance.”
Trends: The collection started out with a series of nautical type looks for casual outings, including pleated trousers and loose fitting flared jeans paired with striped sweaters, shapeless mini shift dresses, and fitted double breasted jackets with gold buttons. Leather knee-high riding boots polished off accordion style skirts with matching button front blouses and cape coats for a proper schoolgirl look. The line got more elegant with a series of stitched and embroidered floral dresses and chic lace looks. The Chantilly covered floor length gowns finishing off the collection sparkled with embellishment, fashioned with delicate cap sleeves, fitted bodices, and cascading skirts.
Colors: navy, white, red, highlighter yellow, bright green, bubblegum and neon pink, blush, ivory and beige, leopard print.
Who Should Wear It: Michelle Williams, Keira Knightley, Olivia Palermo.