Giambattista Valli Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2012 Paris

 

Lines and squares abounded on the Giambatitsta Valli runway, where there was little color, save for red, maroon and touches of gold. A long-sleeved dark maroon dress with speckles of black sparkled as if a disco ball’s gleaming surface had come undone and slightly showered the fabric. The shine felt glam but the cut remained Valli-elegant, shoulder seams right where the shoulder ends. Secretary blouses looked pretty amidst the sparkly looks. A long silver, gray and black dress with stripes down the chest a criss cross print on the skirt had fair appeal while the following look was more punk-ish-dark-glam, with shreds of fabric dangling from the hips of a proper silk skirt. 

The silhouettes for the season were varied. The first coat out was loose and felt relaxed, something not often seen in the designer’s collections; pants had a cropped, boyish appeal. Styled with velvet bedroom-slipper shoes with a gold band on the heel (it was good to know that these touches of polish were evident in flats too; Valli couldn’t have altered his brand code in one collection), the effect was lounge-y and comfortable. 

A shiny gold coat was in line with the jewel-and-gem-inspired looks on the FW 2012 Parisian runway and looked to have the texture of croc leather; its squares matched the blocks of colour and graphic theme of the collection.

The collection showed some range if not rigour while maintaining the brand’s tony image. It’s an approach that could work well for growth.

www.giambattistavalli.com

-Ria de Borja

SHARE
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
OTHER COLLECTIONS
Giambattista Valli Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2021
60 PHOTOS
Giambattista Valli Couture Spring Summer 2021
26 PHOTOS
Giambattista Valli Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2020 Paris
247 PHOTOS
Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring Summer 2020 Paris
81 PHOTOS
Missoni Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
19 PHOTOS
Iceberg Men & Women Spring Summer 2022 Milan
66 PHOTOS
Miguel Vieira Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
29 PHOTOS
David Catalán Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
33 PHOTOS
NICK FOUQUET - FEDERICO CURRADI Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
Han Kjøbenhavn Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
24 PHOTOS
Prada Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
39 PHOTOS
MSGM Menswear Spring Summer 2022 Milan
34 PHOTOS