Valentino’s Spring Journey – Inspired by a visit to the Rome Opera workshops, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created an ornate spring-summer 2014 collection that takes the Italian fashion house in a new direction. With a focus on embroidery, the Valentino woman wears her signature romantic gowns with worldly details like North African-inspired patterns or vintage looking Mediterranean textures. Color is not sparse for spring, in fact the hues are the richest of rich with coral, deep red and emerald-green. With simple and relaxed silhouettes, there is a focus on embellishment. Lace decorations that are almost necklace-like, brocades texturized like crepe de chiné and wax cast jewelry all adorn the Valentino woman’s wardrobe for spring.