Valentino Resort 2014 | Pictures

Valentino Resort 2014: A Lesson in the Unexpected

Valentino Resort 2014 | Pictures

At first glance, Valentino's resort collection could appear a bit conservative — almost as if Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are urging people to cover up during a season which usually emphasizes the opposite. But just when you think you've figured out the collection, it surprises you. An expertly tailored top features hot-pink animal print with a matching bag. Bright fur shrugs come in neon pink and brilliant camo print, and an array of decadently embroidered floral dresses channel the luscious tropical destination to which you may find yourself wearing such special pieces.

The design duo turned to lace to inform their finale, from delicate neon filigree to angelically white gowns with deep texture, showing this season is about undermining first impressions with astounding detail.

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