Paris Fashion Week has been full of collections that aim at allowing a woman to loosen up, particularly by wearing loose clothing herself. The Giambattista Valli fall/winter 2015-2016 collection presented today included a lot more of the younger styles that he reserves for his line called Giamba, what with the long and lean lines that have been a trademark of the year, particularly the fall and winter months, frills that have entered the equation time and again, as well as flares, which have been a common enough sight throughout the months. Tunic tops and trousers long enough to hide the highest of heels underneath were also seen throughout as the pants fell in cascades of fluid motion, creating such a lovely silhouette of the limbs protected underneath. Plus, if you really wanted to torment your poor feet, Giambattista Valli offers us pain loving ladies seriously high sandal boots that lace all the way up the front and appear to be as fierce and feisty as they are beautiful and impossible to walk in steadily. If you have knee problems or any form of ailments in the legs, you might want to steer clear of these lovely pieces.
The Italian fashion designer from Rome knows what he is doing when it comes to offering only the best in haute couture and ready-to-wear fashions at the Fashion Week. The designs presented were beautiful as always, the silhouettes impeccable and the love for fashion radiating through with a fierce passion. He wanted to create a collection that could be described as magical, with a kaleidoscope of colors, tantric in essence and comfortable to wear. He definitely managed to deliver all these through his layers of floral patterning as well as trousers covered by sequins that radiated a rather 1970s style glamour appeal. Considering the fact that 2015 has centered its fashions on inspirations derived from that decade, it is nice to see Giambattista Valli’s vision of how the ‘70s word can be brought into our modern era with the use of incredibly tailored garments.
There were blouses with flute sleeves, maxi dresses with ruffled collars, as well as marble like stringy prints all over the place, on miniskirts and intriguing blouses, flared trousers and pretty jackets. The bursts of colors and prints are lovely beyond a doubt while it appears as if the jungles have closed in and their incredible array of flowers have been captured by different brush strokes on the garments paraded before us. Flared trousers and maxi dresses, embroidered tunics and lots of ruffles, gaudy golden pendants and houndstooth tweed ensembles; all of these are common sights on the catwalk during this particular show and most are made to cover up skin around the waist and neck, revealing arms and legs only, and even that not often enough. It is a collection that is quite fashionable unto itself and deserves a good word, for Valli is a genius when it comes to the fashion world and understanding a woman’s body silhouette.
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