52 posts tagged "Giambattista Valli"
The Spring 2013 shows marked a snakeskin revival. It slithered down the runway in New York at Proenza Schouler and in London at Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. We saw it on sleek dresses at Reed Krakoff and Gucci, and on handbags at Valentino. The luxe exotic is in high demand, so incorporate Spring’s slick serpent motif into your wardrobe for the new year with pieces from Lanvin, Nicholas Kirkwood, Oscar de la Renta, and more.
1. Theory blouse, $267.31, available at www.farfetch.com
2. Giambattista Valli dress, $1,364, available at www.mytheresa.com
3. Lanvin clutch, $3,400, available at www.netaporter.com
4. Oscar de la Renta bracelet, $195, available at www.oscardelarenta.com
5. Nicholas Kirkwood sandal, $825, available at www.netaporter.com
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“Reset to Zero,” claimed the notes at Jil Sander’s comeback show. It could’ve been the rallying cry for the whole Spring season. Sander’s new minimalism is different—softer, at first glance, and slightly more accessible—than the clinical aesthetic she pioneered two decades ago. Still, we expected simplicity from the Queen of Clean. It was the pared-down approach of other designers that caught us off guard. Giambattista Valli, who just a few months ago was embellishing couture veils with butterflies, traded in furbelows for crisp tailoring, and Consuelo Castiglioni swapped Marni’s signature quirky prints for a streamlined monochrome palette (pictured). “More clean, more fresh, more light,” she told Style.com’s reporter Tim Blanks. In all three cases, she was right.
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You can’t hide from camouflage this season. Much like leopard print, it’s appeared in innumerable incarnations over the years, but recently, designers have been taking fatigue-inspired ready-to-wear to new heights. During Resort, fresh takes on the pattern materialized at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Giambattista Valli, and Kelly Wearstler, and it came on particularly strong at the menswear shows. Model Miles Langford sported both high and low versions of the look, first wearing his own thrift-store find in the London streets, then a few days later, turning up on the Dries Van Noten runway in a matching windbreaker and button-up. Historically, camouflage was intended for disguise, but wearing the stuff, you’ll have a hard time blending in.
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Louis Vuitton is seeing spots. The French brand has collaborated with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama on seven pop-up shops (covered in the artist’s signature dots) slated to open this summer. New York’s Soho store will see the first opening on July 10 (in sync with the Kusama retrospective opening at the Whitney), where products ranging from trenchcoats to silk pajamas will be up for grabs. [WWD]
Everyone was talking about the cream gown with the daring front slit that the Duchess of Cambridge wore to a Claridge’s dinner last month. And now, Roland Mouret, the designer behind the dress, is speaking out about it. “I think it was quite fantastic that there was a split up the front,” he said. “That picture of a woman when you catch a little of the leg, that’s what you want to see.” [Vogue U.K.]
Margherita Missoni tied the knot this weekend with longtime boyfriend Eugenio Amos, in Brunello, a half-hour drive outside Milan. The bride wore a custom Giambattista Valli design, made with Missoni silk, organza, and flower embroidery. Despite the menswear shows in full swing, Franca Sozzani, Suzy Menkes, and Stefano Tonchi made the trip to see Missoni walk down the aisle. [Telegraph]
The Spring collections from Louis Vuitton, Mary Katrantzou, and Christopher Kane all brought colorful florals onto the runway. And if Erdem Moralioglu’s latest Resort range is any indication of what’s to come in the near future, flowers are not going anywhere fast. Footwear is getting in on the action, too. From Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto to Giambattista Valli, designers are doing punchy, peony, and chloris-covered sandals worthy of the botanical gardens. We’ve rounded up four of our favorites pairs, below.
Clockwise, from top left: Nicholas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto beaded cutout sandal, $1,265, available at www.kirnazabete.com; Sergio Rossi neon Chloris sandal, $965, available at www.sergiorossi.com; Giambattista Valli high-heeled sandal, $335, available at www.yoox.com; Blumarine flower on spandex sandal, $1,051, available at www.luisaviaroma.com.