Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: Giambattista Valli cited “urban attitude” as his direction for F/W 13, but his muse was as comfortable in creamy utility parkas and distressed knit tops as she was donning elegantly draped Grecian wrap skirts and satin cocktail dresses. This adaptable nature felt modern—Valli’s customer has a diverse sensibility and an appetite for the slouchy cool of a metallic coated jumpsuit worn with boyish loafers as well as the no-nonsense chic of fur embellished shifts and mesh stiletto booties. Fall’s best looks combined urbanity and luxury in equal measure, such as a minty green pseudo-tracksuit punctuated by retro crystals or an elegant chiffon gown paired with a hooded felt anorak. Whatever the occasion, Valli’s varied but coherent vision will provide the solution next season. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Oversized & layered / Wrapped & draped / Slim
Color: Cream / Ivory / White / Black / Gold / Metallic dove / Poppy / Gunmetal / Mint
Key Items: Big parkas / Tapered trousers / Draped silk wrap skirts / Crystal embellished skirt suits / Astrakhan coats / Distressed knit turtlenecks / Sleeveless menswear coats / Convertible fur jackets / Jumpsuits / Fur embellished shell tops / Dropped waist cocktail dresses
Materials: Astrakhan fur / Satin / Silk / Sheer mesh / Distressed knits / Felted wool / Chiffon / Lamé / Organza
Print + Pattern: Photo print blooms / Leopard spots
Details + Trim: Fur collars & trim / Crystal embellishments / Draping / Cargo pockets / Zippers / Cape backs / Distressing / Turtlenecks / Inverse pleats / Tiny bows / Three-quarter sleeves / Balloon sleeves / Hoods / Cummerbund details / Big flat bows
Accessories + Footwear: Ladylike top-handle bags / Flat loafers with contrast soles / Mesh peep-toe booties / Heavy metal cuff bracelets / Strappy peep-toe sandals
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