Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2019
The space where the runway show will be presented is, most of the time, in dialogue with the collection. In this case, our first impression was the cold and urban concrete that set the mood. This captivating collection by Giambattista Valli was created as a statement of how a trip to India would have impacted Yoko Ono’s wardrobe – an impact we all want to have. Indeed, the collection was a look into the romantic urbanite woman’s wardrobe. A marvelous runway show full of volume, non-highlighted waists, florals, animal prints, and looks that always had something unique to them. The first outfit was the most rigid of all, with sharp lines in black transparency and white. From then on everything seen was far from being “cold.” Even for those not very interested in ruffles, Valli’s ruffled dresses were intelligently built. My favorite was the mini black dress with a plunging neckline with white lips as prints and ruffles on the upper body. Modern, fun, but elegant, a mix that is difficult to see to success. The romantic urbanite was expressed in the use of delicate florals and colors composed with geometrical patterns. The outstanding long dress in pink with small cherry blossoms could seem infantile, but it wasn’t. The use of geometrics on the waist and hemline, and also a well-distributed use of prints, without looking too organic, created a pattern that is a romantic soul in an urban shape. Another gorgeous look was the fuchsia long dress. The unique use of a bold color in a garment, this outfit was even more upstanding in the collection. Transparency added the sexy effect to a dress that is powerful, sophisticated, and an expression of natural confidence.