Best of Paris Couture: Giambattista Valli s/s 12


Beginning with a pale & black palette, shifting towards deep fuchsias and magentas, and teamed with the oh-so-traditional lace & froth, Valli’s couture was by far one of the most beautiful & feminine shows of the week.

There was a flamenco feel to the collection with Spanish inspired headdresses, embellishments and florals combined with light floaty fabrics and amazing textures; an array of shapes including cocoon silhouettes, sleeveless capes, stand-away collars, defines waists, and peplums (to name a few!) I just couldn’t have asked for anything more — (except maybe the opportunity to wear but just one of the exquisite gowns!).

He may have been seen as a new addition to Paris couture, still trying to prove his worth, but with this show he’s already leaving a mark of tradition (as well as already having A-listers fighting for the front row) – which can only be acquired with years of experience. Let’s hope he’s here to stay!