Show Review Giambattista Valli Spring 2016
As we here in the States are getting prepared for the oncoming autumnal chill, Giambattista Valli is deep in the heart of Spring. From bold blue eyeshadow to gladiator sandals that cascaded to the upper calf with platform soles glistening with glitter, his Spring collection was an ode to all things pretty and youthful, with bare legs, chiffon, and ruffles to boot.
The stylish decades of the 60’s and 70’s were the influences with swing coats in flirty floral prints, expertly-tailored suiting, and collarless rocker chic jackets. A modern edge was injected with statement-making studs, eye-catching embellishment, and fierce strappy sandals.
The sheer dress trend made an appearance in bold hues and vibrant patterns with crystal adornment, embroidered cups, sophisticated neckties, and sultry keyholes. We’ll definitely see at least one or two of the gowns on display during awards season.
Was there anything rebellious or radical about what Valli offered up? Not quite, but is there anything wrong with lively and bold designs oozing with femininity? Not at all. The clothes emitted approachability, grace, and fun: the kind of looks you want not only in the spring but also in your wardrobe year round.