Runway Report: Giambattista Valli SS19

Giambattista Valli gave vacation wardrobe a whole new meaning for his SS19 lineup. This past year, Valli traveled to Morocco and India for various trips and we can clearly see the influence of those cultural expeditions bleed into his new collection.

There were kaftan dresses, summer wedding attire, work suiting, smart-casual frocks, print-mania ensembles and everything in between. A full noir sequin, two-piece suit in white lip detailing was a modern day occasion tux, while the white, lace paneled, a-lined mini kaftan was something out of bedouin tent dreams. The multi colored, coral embroidered maxi dress, with black waist piping, was reminiscent of swimming in the ocean before coming up for some cool Lassi, (Indian yogurt drink). And should you need an option for some evening stargazing, Valli offered up a ditsy floral printed beach maxi, with tiny bum bag for good measure.

If SS19 showed us anything, it’s that Giambattista is a consistent visionary that creates clothing that instantly elevates one’s mood and has us lusting for his pieces season after season.

 

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