Thursday, January 24, 2013

Giambattista Valli Spring 2013 Couture

As an iconic couturier, Valli always approaches his collections with Valor, as if to say "I can do as I please, for I am Giambattista." It is true, he can do as he pleases, and he so rarely makes a misstep. These dresses were dramatic, eccentric, playful, and stunning in a very classic way. In most cases, a collection is either/or, but rarely both. The A-line dresses made for a very classic, and feminine silhouette, while the short under skirts that were paired with sheer overlays made for a fresh and modern twist. The chunky gold necklaces and crowns added a wonderful theatrical feel to the gowns. One of my favorite looks was the mesh cut-out dress that he so wisely paired with matching cut-out leggings. It is a strange idea on paper, but on the runway it was a perfect showcase of his creative ingenuity!