Runway Report: Giambattista Valli Fall 2015

Giambattista Valli went mod for FW15, and the sixties certainly agree with him. Tunic tops paired over flared pants in a zig zags, sequined checks and stripes, modernist abstract swirls and animal prints, and of course florals, in proportioned layering that defined chic.  Silhouettes were elegant and elongated, with ruffles and puffed shoulders adding moments of romance and whimsy that were juxtaposed with knee-high open lace-up black boots and sporty stripes on turtleneck collars.

From asymmetric detailing and gold drop waists, to chevron stripes and piped center shift tops, linear accents felt fresh.  Fur accents and crochet florals added interesting texture stories, while embellished necklines and checkered sequins infused neutrals and knitwear with a dose of glam. Not to mention a few pairs of disco flares, which paired with silk floral blouses ready to replace the party dress in a thoroughly modern way. We are definitely taking note.

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Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.