Valentino S/S 2015

Valentino has been my favorite fashion label for the past few seasons--I don't really pick overall fashion favorite designers/labels because season-to-season the look can be so different. Anyway, from breezy cape dresses that look like they were woven out of handkerchiefs to ruffled broderie anglaise pinafores and finally floor-sweeping evening gowns that look inspired from mermaids, the Valentino collection was not short on inspiration or breadth. There were some definite misses in the collection (pleated satin dresses that looked like they had cheap elastic waistbands), but overall it was a lovely collection that was both aspirational and practical. See the full collection here.
Style notes to take away for spring: skinny string gladiator sandals, cape dresses, bandana-like prints, and sea foam inspired color palette.