Giambattista Valli

ready to wear

Giambattista Valli

Fall / Winter 2020

Giambattista Valli sent me two of their gorgeous ready to wear looks as seen at Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020. I was intrigued to receive and wear them. So far Valli had been in my eyes an incredible Haute Couture designer. Click here to view his mesmerizing creations. I was very excited to hear, feel and see more about Valli’s ready to wear.

I picked Look 2, a Floral Dress, and Look 36/47 a black elegant tube number with feminine décolletage.

The floral dress is ideal for fall and spring with its long sleeves and collar that can be buttoned up. At the same time the dress has a playful light summery feel. Wear it with thigh- high boots and a long coat and you are sorted. It also looked fantastic together with this sweater designed by me.

You can find the photos of the styles further down this page.

Before launching his own Paris-based label in 2005, Roman Designer Giambattista Valli honed his skills at two fashion powerhouses: Fendi and subsequently Emanuel Ungaro. Since his very first runway show, Valli has received critical acclaim and a loyal customer base. His fabulously feminine pieces that are beautifully constructed are regularly chosen for red carpets by the likes of Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon and Victoria Beckham. Sumptuous gowns in the richest of colour palettes, luxurious fabrics and elaborate decoration and embroidery exude Parisian opulence and sensuality.

Romance takes centre stage for Giambattista Valli and one could say it’s the go-to label for beautifully crafted, fantastically feminine ready-to-wear. Sharp shirts are doused in pretty palettes, and the label’s signature frothy ruffles adorn graceful gowns.

Giambattista Valli is available on: MyTheresa, Netaporter, Farfetch, Matches

My looks: 2 + 47:

 Luke Leitch from vogue.com says about the Giambattista Valli’s F/W 2020 ready to wear collection: 

“Giambattista Valli (…) relishes with his outsider’s eye the spectrum of French femininity that he sees on the streets near his (apartment) by Canal Saint-Martin. Today Valli worked to transmit some of that spectrum’s rich variety into his collection, including elements he characterized as: “the idea of garçonnes, of effronté…to sometimes be couture and very straight…and sometimes, how can I say, to be bad characters in a good way.”

Valli’s mélange was carefully whipped around several decorative flavours. Pearls and silver beads served as oversized buttons on an opening epauletted cape in rose macaron pink and boucle sahariennes and made for piping on richly flecked mademoiselle jackets and matching high-split skirts. Later, pearls were also wrapped in choker tiers around the models’ necks and around the shoulder and under the arm.  

A Meissen-inspired floral pattern was embroidered on prim overcoats and into sheer lace dresses in black-and-white as well as printed onto tiered and flouncy mid-height mousseline dresses. 

A Chinoiseries pattern, bastardized Louis XVIII style, was etched in sequin on soft suiting and a short kimono dress as well as embroidered in the full black tulle skirt of a strapless dress. Cutesy black bows garlanded headpieces, shoes, and the back of little black dresses. The closing pink dress (echoing the opening cape) was also bowed at the hip. The garçonnes-inspired tailoring, a rarely seen category on this runway, was composed of fluted skirt jackets and overcoats, often double-breasted and teamed with diligently-pressed black shorts. The white-strapped, stack-soled black boots worked particularly well with these looks and also added that effronté edge Valli had mentioned when teamed with flou pieces.

Wilder touches included the veiled crystal headpieces and a little black dress whose neckline was guarded by a coiled crystal snake.  

An expertly processed snapshot of multiple Paris-girl paradigms, this was a collection delivered with great affection: a homage to Valli’s adopted home city and the women who walk its streets.” 

View the full collection here 

Giambattista Valli ready to wear is available on: MyTheresa, Netaporter, Farfetch, Matches Fashion,

ready to wear

Styling

Fall / Winter 2020

Coat by Burberry, Black Bag by Valentino G, Thigh- High Boots by Jimmy Choo, Sunglasses by Kapten & Son, Jewellery by Marburger

Sweater by Jasmin x Jean & Temple

 

Photographs: Alex Lambrechts @ Rogues Artist Management

Model: Jasmin Brunner

Special thank’s to Giambattista Valli Paris

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