9 hours ago | By Alice Gividen
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Sep 29, 2014
Paris: Was this a swan song from Giambattista Valli for Spring/Summer 2015 or a beautiful Eastern bird singing a sweet tune? Valli is the master of finite detailing and this collection was the epitome of such craftsmanship – from simple sheath minidresses that were seemingly handcrafted with mother of pearl to emulate the branches and flowers of cherry blossoms, to the hand-cut plumage that adorned skirts and long, superbly cut racer back gowns. The choice of delicately printed jacquards, amplified the ’70s fit and flare of the knife cut pant suits. As always, this lineup was elegant, romantic and demurely sexy. There was a gentle but precise sophistication from the presentation of the silhouettes down to the choice of the exquisite chokers and artfully crafted shoes. A collection that stroked the senses. – Lizzy Bowring
Silhouette: ’70s slim
Key items: Matching tunic sets / A-line mini dresses / Cropped tops / Shirt jacket / Bib front shirt / Mini skirts / Shirtdress / Racer-back long sheaths / Mini skirt suits
Colour: White / Lilac / Black / White / China blue
Print & Pattern: Stylized cherry blossom / 3-D cherry blossom / Bold stripes / Print and pattern mix
Materials & Trims: Embroidered petals / Fringing / Scalloped edging / Silk crepe / Silk georgette / Silk jacquards
Footwear: Chain ankle strapped shoes
Accessories: Amulet choker / Silver and leather wristlet / Small handbags
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