i have notes on all the collections, but only wanted to review the stand-outs - good and bad. and confused, which is more common than bad haha.
valentino was a pretty big collection, which i always think can be trimmed down. no one needs more than 40 looks for a collection, anything more just gets out of hand. and then you show all these pieces that look great and may never make it to stores. exhale, that's the buyer coming out it me.
they had a lovely transition through this collection, from navy uniforms all the way to neon green beaded gowns. and they nailed it! fall 2013 saw a brand new valentino with a fresher appeal and this collection definitely continued that train of thought. i think it will be a big game changer for the brand.
no more eyelet and lace dresses in white and red. well, maybe a couple, but hopefully some more newness as well!
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