Giambattista Valli
By Joanna Manganaro

INTERNATIONAL LOVE New York:­­ Giambattista Valli imagined an international love affair when designing his Pre-Fall collection. A chic Parisienne meets a New York City …

Jan 17, 2013
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Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2013
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Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2013

INTERNATIONAL LOVE
New York:­­ Giambattista Valli imagined an international love affair when designing his Pre-Fall collection. A chic Parisienne meets a New York City boy. The results were a mix of the hyper-feminine looks for which Valli is known (ostensibly the Parisian side of the equation) and more casual fare (our heroine’s New York wardrobe). Who would’ve thought one would see T-shirts and ribbed-cuff jersey pants come from this designer? But the fact that Valli is expanding his repertoire is a good thing, both for his business and his clients. After all, one can’t prance around in cocktail dresses all day every day. The simpler, tailored pieces looked fresh and of-the-moment, and there was plenty of glamour to satisfy early followers of the label. Valli included on-trend animal prints for both the casual and dressed-up pieces, adding a touch of seductiveness, while furs in a range of textures were all about luxury. In all, it was an appealing mix. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Long and lean / Boxy on top / Hourglass / Slouchy / Long over long

Color: Lipstick red / Black / Magenta / Lilac / Olive / Chocolate / Heather grey / White / Purplish grey / Midnight blue

Key Items: Ribbed-cuff jersey pants / Animal print separates / Plush fur coats / Gathered cocktail dresses

Materials: Fluid and thicker jersey / Fuzzy alpaca / Firm wool / Silk crepe / Moiré / Chiffon / Charmeuse / Lace / Cloqué / Furs of various textures / Python-textured lacquered leather

Print + Pattern: Animal print / Snakeskin motifs / Watercolor florals / Grids and geometrics

Details + Trim: Contrast panels / Puff sleeves / Elastic or ribbed knit cuffs / Bow necks / Fur collars / Gathering / Beading / Jewel embellishments / Ostrich feathers

Accessories + Footwear: Wide gold metal belt / Pointy-toe booties

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