Giambattista Valli reimagined the LBD with his trademark, ultra-feminine flair and most of the dresses came with buoyant, peplum ruffles that either swished at the knee or swept the floor. There was a somewhat perverse twist in his choice of silhouette in the form of waist-cinching corsets, a kinky fetish trend that’s been bubbling up on the runway as well as the on the streets. The results were incredibly sophisticated and sexy all at the same time and harmonize perfectly well with Valli’s sensual and yet demure vision.
There were unexpected explorations of the LBD in the mix too, including billowing black peasant blouses that were paired with Nike leggings and open-toed lace-up boots. Valli’s take on sporty clothes was anything but unkempt. He actually seemed to be highlighting the fact that the once firm lines in our wardrobe of yesteryear seem to be dissolving altogether.
Where once wearing running tights or yoga pants to a social gathering used to be a faux pas, it’s now perfectly acceptable.
And while the collection offered a unique take on evening, the unabashed prettiness that Valli is known for was still intact and was simply irresistible!
It included boudoir-inspired French polka-dot gowns and an ethereal white lace dress embellished with sweet sequined cherries for women all over the world to indulge in their inner Lolita.
Clothes came in shades of berry red, black and white, pink, cream and other neautrals. One of my personal favorites was the houndstooth skirt suit, which was paired with slicked back hair and laced up boots.
A stellar collection by a designer that knows what audience he is selling to and the client he is trying to dress.