Queen of Hearts

In a place called Wonderland, lives the Queen of Hearts. She rules the land alongside her husband and subjects like the Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat. It is of course, the land of fantasy and whimsy found by Alice when she falls through the rabbit hole in Lewis Carroll’s “Alice inWonderland.”

In this land, Alice discovers games of croquet with flamingos and learns how to paint white roses red. It is a place where cats can talk, tea parties never end and everything is “curiouser and curiouser.”

With its mix of red hearts, girlish styling and whimsical plays on patterns, the Red Valentino collection for Spring is like a mix of Alice and the Queen of Hearts.

The youthful details like empire waistlines and baby doll dress silhouettes, the designs are instantly reminiscent of the innocent Alice. 

The hearts, alongside powerful shades of red and black, mirror the styling of the Queen of Hearts and the playing cards that serve as her soldiers. 

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” -Alice

Where are you headed this season? Whether it’s down the rabbit hole or an entirely different path, Wonderland awaits.  

Runway Photos: Vogue
The Queen of Hearts and Film Stills: Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"