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With visions of the seaside, waves and the beach, Valentino's diffusion line Red Valentino is a visually light Spring collection peppered with sunshine, sandy shores and birds in flight. We liked the red striped awning print, loosely woven knitwear, pleated mid-length skirts, pretty broderie anglaise and lace dresses and blouses. Their take bomber jacket was rendered in crepe de Chine and following on from last season, pretty scalloped shorts and dresses returned.  In terms of obvious trends, a flamingo print shows up on a few pieces and when taken in conjunction with Haus Alkire's Spring collection, may be an indication that it's time for these birds to come into their own. It is already notable that several collections have been playing with proportion this season, and Red Valentino is no exception.  Their most striking take: degrade denim jeans and overalls that had not just wide-legs but ones that were overly exaggerated and pooling on the ground.

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