Paris FW – Giambattista Valli Womenswear AW 2015

Giambattista Valli fills Paris Fashion Week with freshness and romance. « Romantic, fresh, young, with beautiful colours » the sublime model Aya Jones perfectly sums up the new Giambattista Valli collection presented in the Grand Palais. The designer transports us into his elegant and luxury universe. He reworks the idea of tunics worn over flared trousers, with floral prints, and bands and sequined squares. Unless you choose a more graphic ensemble without sleeves, or another blouse composed of a band of orange fur, or even another embroidered with flowers. The frills are posed on shirts, the fine embroideries resemble lace, and the colours vary from green to pink, with several more vibrant touches. The shoulders are emphasised and rounded, the fine boots are completely tied with laces, and a swallow poses on a necklace. Only Valli manages to play with an exaggerated romance, with flowers that are both fragile and invasive. At the end of the show, we met the designer’s two muses, Lee Radziwill and even the cool, young Bianca Brandolini.