July 9, 2014 GIAMBATTISTA VALLI FALL 2014 HAUTE COUTURE At the year’s most overstated fashion week, Paris Couture Week, Giambattista Valli presents a collection that is progressively chic and possibly more wearable than others. Based on an image of Diana Vreeland (in the forties) having lunch by the pool with a head scarf wrapped as a turbaned bandana, the audience saw anything from a toppled sluggishly out of bed pajama pants paired with a simple cotton shirt, to majestic crepe dresses in bone and black, and ombre-shaded rainbow ball skirts paired with boyfriend shirts. It was tufts and tufts (and more tufts) of hand-sheared silk with blossoms of roses scattered across the buoyant tulle. As models marched down the runway in floppy head wraps, which seemed perfectly paired with everything in the collection, it became certain that this head trend is an instant hit with the younger couturiers in the audience. Valli’s female appeared careless and relaxed with a holiday-in-the-sun attitude, and an unapologetic, highbrow demeanor. In Valli’s regular fashion, the art references were present and obvious – all the blooms were taken straight from artist Joaquin Sorolla’s oil paintings of colorful flora shining bright in the sunlight. The collection is incontestably sultry and dramatic, in a way that celebrates the early-seventies kind of freedom and eccentricity – the designer explains. Email About the Author Andrea Mestrovic Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on http://oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea Twitter Previous article30 Looks For 30 Days – Day 6 Next article30 Looks for 30 Days – Day 7 You may also like November 26, 2015 Olivia’s Obsession: Jimmy Choo Lockett Petite Bag November 24, 2015 Olivia’s Must Have: Zara’s Floral and Pearl Motif Necklace November 23, 2015 Lines We Love: MayraFedane November 20, 2015 Who What Wear’s Celebrity Street Style Star of the Year!