We have discovered a new level of fashion joy. Have you seen the Giambattista Valli couture collection? It is beyond luxurious. I think that between Valli and Dior, the whole lexicon of luxury fashion is being redefined. Fendi and Lagerfeld can bugger off into the history books with their all fur disgrace along with the old fashioned ideas of luxe that fur represents. Giambattista Valli reminds us with this collection that true luxury, and true couture is all about the craft, skill and diversity created by those legion of ultra talented ‘petit mains’ teamed with a geniusly innovative designer.
Building on those vast skirted looks from the AW’14 couture collection Valli again plays with acres of airy tulle in sweeping skirts, but this time in tandem with puff ball style surges of volume at empire line or hip. There is a strong feeling of 60’s cocktail hour with fancy pants layered over with matching tunic or coats, enhanced with the high contrast monochromes of flashes of acid trip brights. The 60’s vibe is reaffirmed with those huge rounded shades, studded with massive, square-cut crystals. Oh, and what about those vast earings? Giambattista, we are utterly in love!