With Paris Fashion Week coming to an end, excitement ran high while waiting to discover what else fashion designers had up their sleeve as so far the fashion presentations took either an extravagant turn to style or went too clean with casual designs. However, the wait paid off as the moment Valentino unveiled its spring 2013 collection, our hearts melted.

Valentino’s creative directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli opted for the most elegant lines and most delicate fabrics for the brand’s spring 2013 collection and the result was just divine. Valentino is a name synonymous with refinement and this collection is proof that it wasn’t by chance the brand was linked to this particular characteristic.

The brand’s attention to detail, use of classic lines that underline femininity and elegance in addition to the irreproachable demonstration of embroidery skills, helped push the brand across boundaries to the point it has become one of the most important fashion brands of the world. For the spring 2013 season, designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli chose Rome as they remember it as the inspiration for the Valentino collection and it seems that they recall a city in which simplicity, exquisite details dominated the scene. The designers exploited the need for classic simple lines this season, but gave the designs a Pricess-like allure, through the fabrics and patterns used.

From elegant slightly above the knee cut skirts and dresses to chic trenches, elegant jumpsuits, sexy shorts-oversized blazer ensembles and maxi dresses, the collection’s featured all the fashion pieces that deserve to make their way to a true lady’s wardrobe, so if you’re into simple designs, opt for the soft and subtle slipdresses, if you’re more of a casual type of girl, choose a cool and trendy jumpsuit or pant/sheer blouse mix or if you’re an all glamor girl, opt for the simple maxi gown or the exquisitely embroidered dresses and skirts that made jaws drop at the brand’s fashion presentation. From start to finish, the collection was worthy of praise, so browse through the complete collection and draw inspiration for your new season look if iconic is the style you’re aiming for!

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