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Apr

22

By:

Kaitlin McDonald

Valentino’s new spring/summer 2015 MIME Collection can give anyone spring fever.  The designers of this collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, were inspired by the prints on foulards that depicted the histories of decades past.  Five prints are featured in this collection, which include: Blossom, Leaf, Flower Eyes, Arabesque, and Flower Dot.  The pieces in this collection either feature a single print or a combination of prints to create a patchwork pattern.

This small, single-handle bag ($3,145) is made in printed calfskin leather. The floral pattern is digitally printed onto each panel of the bag.  Then, all of the panels are sewn together to design a patchwork of the different patterns.  The color coordination and similarity of the patterns create a unique and polished handbag.

The Sneaker Open Valentino Garavani sneakers ($895) can definitely put a spring in your step.  Like the handbags, the shoes in this collection undergo the same process of digital printing and assembly.  Each pair of shoes in the MIME collection is truly one-of-a-kind, since no combination of patterns can be exactly replicated for each pair of shoes.

If you want to dress up with the MIME Collection, Valentino has the perfect printed calfskin sandal ($1,045).  This classic ankle-strap sandal adds some colorful charm to your spring daytime looks.

Surprisingly enough, the MIME collection highlights a minimalistic and timeless look through its small handle bag ($2,945).  The leather panels are still assembled in the same manner; however, instead of prints, strong hues are showcased.  The top panel exhibits a rich red, while the front and back panels are an elegant ivory.  The sides and inside of the bag are a classic black.

Last but not least is my favorite piece of the entire collection: the clutch in printed calfskin ($3,145).  The vibrant colors of this print would make an excellent statement piece to complement a spring or summer dress.  There is even a handle in the front that allows you to effortlessly carry it.

For more details about the products featured or the MIME collection, please contact our Valentino boutique at 214.750.5707.

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