Giambattista Valli is another designer who presented his work during haute couture Paris Fashion Week. The monochrome styles were dominating the runway with the pink and yellow pieces creeping in towards the closing of the show. The line includes short, midi, and long dresses sometimes paired with the pants (seem as this trend lives on).
The collection opens up with a beautiful monochrome printed coat dress with a tulip skirt that ends mid-calf. The animal prints are used subtly throughout the collection overlaid with tulle or just used sparsely in one outfit. In other outfits two different leopard-printed fabrics are combined which creates an unusual look.
Beside prints the designer used fabrics to create dramatic forms and shapes in the dresses which sometimes resulted in such dramatic theatrical pieces like the example above. The voluminous mullet skirt features tulle underskirt and is paired with a white top decorated with a black croc applique.
Other patterns include a fishnet-like fabric that was also used in several looksk. One of them is a strapless assymetrical mullet dress paired with sheer trousers made from same fishnet fabric. Another dress is made of sheer patterned fabric featuring a draped skirt and long sleeves.
More Spring-like colors like light pink and bright yellow as well as white were used to create very feminine beautiful pieces, mostly dresses. Decorated with voluminous flower details and appliques these dresses are ultra-feminine and very Spring-like.
The designs vary from full skirt midi dresses to short long-sleeved numbers, short cape-like decorated frocks and finally amazing ball gowns. There are also a couple of skirt suits that include textured skirts and printed blazers.
The dramatic collection includes some wearable pieces too like the midi summer dresses, flowing maxi dresses that can be worn with the pants and the short long-sleeved numbers that are well worthy of the red carpet as well as a party.
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