We love Giambattista Valli. Who does not? And with his youthful sister collection named Giamba, he has certainly come up with a line-up for pre-fall that is strange, fun and quite lovable. We are thinking some of these are more suited to a K-Pop music video, but who says we cannot be a little strange as we go along, possibly wearing navy-tones jacquard woven with patterns of chocolate chip cookies, popcorn, potato chips, jam-filled butter cookies and a tube of what we can only assume to be some Smarties, a candy that apparently should make us smart but instead only appears to give us a sugar rush. Valli calls this movie theatre floor look positively “Giambalicious” as he smiles and positively has a very self-satisfied look on his face. We are more than inclined to agree as well, because this year is all about individuality and we are all just a little crazy, so why not show it off with something really fun?
The Giamba pre-fall 2016 collection did not stop at junk food either, but we can easily deal with the butterfly dresses with mini hems and red studded striped collars, the leopard print tights worn under fun dresses and rompers or top and short sets, the long lashed eyes on top of the breasts, the mounds used to look like cheekbones that have gorgeous floral design climbing downwards, and the light pink background skirt with lots and lots of made up eyes peeking through the folds, worn with lots of leopard prints, both on the sweater and the tights. We can, we swear! Though the eye skirt is definitely creepier than the eyes on the bust of the sheath dress. We do love the furry coats though, coming in a polar bear white and a faded pink, blue and white striped design, messenger cap on the head and all.
There are 39 looks to be found in this pre-fall collection and we are loving the pieces themselves, even if the model just does not fit with most of the outfits portrayed. She’s a little too tomboyish for the frilly, girly party skirts that are signature to the Giamba line, where youthfulness reigns supreme.
Leather jackets, leather skirts, leather messenger caps… those are the right fit for her, along with the short shorts worn over the black leopard tights. There are the baby doll silhouettes here that we so very much love, styled in short pleated chiffon or plisse, ruffled or flirty and sometimes appearing with a floral embellishment.
The beaded collars are by far one of the most interesting designs. There is something very Paris-worthy about it all, a kinky chic that is biker girl from the 1980s. Many of the creations here are effortless but with good style, despite the eyes and the popcorn strewn cinema floors captured into the pieces worn throughout the line-up’s presentation. Legs are a big focus here, so if you got it, then you better flaunt it… all clad in leopard tights!
Photos courtesy of Vogue