The French talented designer of Italian descent, Giambattista Valli has been proving us for already several seasons that despite haute couture being his first and foremost element he no way feels like a fish out of water when it is about ready-to-wear collections. After all, as he himself has mentioned many times, he is a designer for all female types in terms of both body shapes and psychological qualities. That is why the eponymous fashion house Giambattista Valli can easily become the favorite brand of both a 20–year old lady and a 50–year-old woman; it can meet even the most meticulous requirements of both an extravagant celebrity and a fashion-conscious office girl. The Giambattista Valli spring/summer 2016 collection that was revealed today in the afternoon was a fresh new delicious and spicy hospitality á la Giambattista destined to provoke us mentally skip those cold seasons and instantly end up somewhere under springtime sun rays.
Strongly recommended to open your sensual legs in the spring to come! This was the focal point of the new Giambattista Valli spring 2016 collection and a piece of advice to all flamboyant and frisky ladies. This was definitely a festival of babydoll dresses that were appearing one after another every time bringing with them new colorblocks and motifs, fresh designs and silhouettes not allowing us to doubt for an instant that the next look would be definitely better than the previous one.
Sleeves of various designs – long, puffed, flaring, bell, circular, were actively competing with each other without a winner selected, while the intricate geometrical necklines were used in so many designs that even an attempt to struggle was senseless. Almost all the ensembles were matched with gladiator sandals with refined straps and styled with little romantic scarves tightly fastened around the models’ necks.
Giambattista Valli is a popular flower fancier and what he is adjusted to do with them on his fine fabrics just looks super-natural. The new collection again included botanical accents mixed with some geometrical prints, abstract motifs, at times even mosaic effects. Some turtlenecks were encrusted with glittering beads, while a couple of pieces were entirely covered with sparkling details.
The designer had come up with a new mind-blowing squiggly cutout implemented on a beaded orange top or on a polka dot one, then appearing in all its beauty on a chic silver glittering pantsuit. Spaghetti straps combined with turtleneck design is something that can be spotted only if you are regularly staying tuned to Giambattista extravagant style.
The initial muted-colored staples were gradually being replenished with more vibrant and saturated shades up to the crazy combinations of yellow-violet, blue-yellow-violet or violet-pink-orange in mosaic effects. Then came those maxi laid-back tube dresses some of them being monochromic others densely covered with blooming flowers.
The finale frocks were roomy, with multiple ruffles ensuing crazy motions. The emerald green frock was massive and lightweight at the same time, with body-caressing ruffles and unique wavy plunging necklines, while at the waist coming styled with a romantic thin belt. Gigi Hadid was chosen to close the magnificent show with her effortless massive organza dress of a sunny yellow shade with intricately embroidered top, noodle straps and chest baring sensual neckline, a dress perfectly going with her attractive angel eyes and wavy blonde hair.
Photos courtesy of Vogue