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Valentino’s Spring 2014 show put gorgeous artistry on display. Take a look at some of our favorite pieces from the show, and get inspired to make these old world designs your own!

Valentino designs for a sensual, beautiful woman. Regardless of what trends pop up on the runway, this house always brings femininity and old world romance. There were no saccharine pastels or bright whites here. Instead, Valentino’s spring palette included rich gem tones of rube and emerald, with bright pops of cobalt and Valentino’s signature red.

Above, a lace dress and suede romper.

This collection showed off gorgeous fabrics and interesting cuts, like this blouse with sheer insets and a dress with its own cape.

The real stunners were dresses and boleros in detailed folk motifs. Old world patterns were made new in trapeze mini dresses and slashed skirts.

The bold, folksy elements of this collection offer up plenty of inspiration. Experiment with mixed prints and textures with the Collarless Jacket, Folk Vest or Sergeant Jacket. The Maxi Coat would be beautiful over a printed dress.

For a more subtle version of the plum cape dress above, try the Shawl Shift Dress. This style has a simple scarf that drapes down the back. The Three Quarter Sleeve Lace Dress is a wearable alternative to Valentino’s floor length lace dress that still has plenty of romance.

Valentino did something totally different for Spring, and I’m loving it! What do you think?

Happy sewing!


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    Oct 1, 2013, 11.39 PMby tika1210

    I love the use of colour, texture and pattern here especially in the last two images and rather then going for a subtle version would wear one of these outfits. I am a real fan of dressing with some ‘moxie’ and displaying a sense of individuality which the folk elements in this collection speak to. I find the challenge of balancing all of these elements one of the most interesting aspects of dressmaking and am going to use these images as inspiration.

  • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

    Oct 1, 2013, 08.57 PMby MegH

    I’m loving it as well! Lace all the way.

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