The Valentino resort 2014 collection brings an interesting mix of 70s inspired preppy pieces and elegant ensembles. Creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli explored several style directions in order to show the many faces of the ever evolving effortless chicness concepts: “This collection perfectly exemplifies our idea of effortless beauty combined with our culture of couture.” Viewed as an ensemble, the new line definitely brought plenty of refined alternatives.

The first looks of the new Valentino resort 2014 collection, however, brought a series of interesting school girl inspired outfits with a distinguishable retro touch. Pleated skirts, navy rompers, flared high waist jeans or cable knit sweaters left little room for guessing when it came to the decade that served as inspiration for the new Valentino resort 2014 collection. Military inspiration could also be noticed in the label's new line, though only for a few of the outfits.

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As the show progressed, however, the looks began looking more and more feminine. At first, bohemian accents could be noticed as the label brought laid back outfits revolving around lace and intricate floral prints. If you're still not over the neon trend, the new Valentino resort 2014 will definitely prove a great source of inspiration. Neon tones are used as accents and bring a fab eclectic allure to the new season options. The new Valentino resort 2014 collection brings a fab balance between masculine accents and ultra feminine alternatives.

Saving the best for last, the new Valentino resort 2014 collection brought spectacular gowns with intricate patterns and an easily distinguishable allure which carried the label's unmistakable signature. Staying away from striking unnecessary contrasts and frills, the designers brought sophisticated classy floor sweeping gowns with a variety of intricate embroideries that would make any girl lucky enough to wear them feel like a princess.

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