January 22, 2013

Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2013: A Refined Collection

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The Giambattista Valli Haute Couture show debuted with a series of sculptural silhouettes with a distinctly minimalist air, whose elegance was accentuated through a black&white alternation as the only tones used, as well as the use of precious fabrics, such as silk, fur or brocade.

Eventually, the runway was filled with colour, in powdered versions, or, on the contrary, in an explosion of optimism, in the form of two bright yellow dresses. The sculptural silhouettes were maintained, but this time, the minimalism was stripped away, making way for intricate embellishments, such as tiny crystal appliqués on tulle, delicate flower buds made out of feathers or brocade embroided with leaf motifs.

The last part of the show focused on the label’s signature silhouettes, showcasing diaphanous looks in sweet, pastel tones, with royal trains and romantic draping, for a most feminine and romantic finale.

Photos courtesy of: style.com, wwd.com