Runway: Giambattista Valli Spring 2016 Couture, Paris



THE MOST PARISIENNE COLLECTION THERE EVER WAS. Flowers inspire Giambattista Valli every single season, however this time, they came from the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Palais-Royal, the Parc de Bagatelle and the Jardin des Tuileries — Paris’ most beautiful gardens, serving as a tribute to the wounded city after the December attacks. They were imaginatively transfigured onto embellishments and appliqués in the collars of A-line mini dresses and the hems of skirts, delicate organza reminiscent of petals, and the draping of empire waists and voluminous clusters of ruffles. Marie Antoinette was mentioned for a reason — the dreamy finale tulle plisse gowns in delicate pastel hues, and then a red poppy hue, were fit for a princess. Or perhaps, an Oscar nominee.

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Images via, 1 – @vogueparis, 7 – WWD, 16 – @voguerunway, 23 – CR Fashion Book, 27 – @vogueparis

Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.