Long sleeves are a common sight; fur appears in a myriad of striped designs, in colors and creations that are all too lovely to gaze upon and very much what we expect from a Giambattista Valli collection. Skirts reach mid-thigh, pants are tight with slight flares at the bottoms and boots go up to the knees. This is what pulls together and makes up the Giambattista Valli pre-fall 2016 collection, what with the loveliness of its typical designs, made to match a modern woman.
One look that really attracts us is the long ruffle end sleeved little black dress that is all plain throughout, comes down to mid-thigh and has a mesh embroidered panel across the chest that clearly shows off the silhouette of the bare breasts beneath, almost appearing as if it is not covering much at all. It has a high ruffled collar that gives it a Puritan style look, or something from the Victorian era, while the open legs are testament to one’s youth, combined with lace up stiletto boots also in black.
We especially love the long white dress in crepe, long sleeves and bow across the best interesting, the cut accentuating the length of the body and looking all the more appealing when paired with open-toe snakeskin stiletto half boots. Things are really lovely with the matching blazer and trouser sets, pantsuits in floral print and really pink styles worn with a high collared sweater underneath to match in the gentle hues. The pants have center pleats and are cropped at the ankles, while the sweater underneath also has white lace ending to the sleeves, which peak out from under the blazer sleeves.
The whole Giambattista Valli pre-fall 2016 collection is a lovely one and looks positively practical, from the whimsical long chiffon dresses to the pretty mini frocks, the groovy magic mushroom print suit to the traditional tweed, it is all about a lady who is very unique and prefers to be known in as a muted style savvy fashionista.
It is missing out on the eveningwear styles actually, which we are more than used to seeing on the red carpets, the latest couture piece of which was donned on by Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes having turned into a meme that we are still wondering if it is more on the flattering side or not. At the end of the day though, no one does fashion like Valli and we are really happy to see both the laid back and crazy cool looks that he can bring to the fashion front.
We will certainly be getting our hands on a few of these pieces, from the leopard print fur coat to the body flattering dress pants, the tweed pieces or the short chiffon dresses. Our closets will love us all the more for it all and going to work will only be more fun with such outfits donned on. Maybe we’ll even get a raise?
Photos courtesy of Vogue