Red Valentino celebrated Sixties California surf culture with a playful, energetic spring collection. The free-spirited lineup, which immediately brought to mind golden summers featuring The Beach Boys’ greatest hits as the soundtrack, offered charming options for young women looking for a closet full of happiness.
Boyish items, such as striped bowling shirts and varsity jackets, paired with maxi plissé skirts and flared chambray denim pants, were made more feminine by the addition of cute details, such as printed flowers and embroidered flamingos. The image of ocean waves at sunset was re-created on lovely crochet cotton dresses and tops, while long cotton eyelet dresses and ponchos introduced a more romantic feel. These contrasted with the sporty attitude of allover printed Windbreaker jackets matched with coordinating shorts. Everything conveyed a cool vibe — a convincing alternative to Red Valentino’s usual sweet, girly aesthetic.