Runway Review: Giambattista Valli Spring 2015

The Italian designer has had one hell of a week. Not only did he send a beautiful line down the catwalk, he also dressed Amal Alamuddin in a stunning macramé embroidered couture dress, her first appearance as Mrs Clooney. It’s only a matter of time before his SS15 designs receive the same global attention on celebrities and fashion icons alike. This season, we saw light off-white dresses complete with delicate, twig motifs, all bloomed with muted pink flowers. Only, that wasn’t the look complete. For every dainty garment, there was a dash of rebellion. On that dress, it was found in the form of two giant black commas. In a pure, feather-bottomed dress, it was an injection of black and patterned feathers, hidden among the white. Other common themes were fringing, collars and symmetrical breast pockets and block stripes, the latter usually found in androgynous ensembles. There were a few wildcards in there, too. We love the billowing sheer chiffon sleeves, an elaborate fixture to a simple black mini dress, and the anime-style pale pink two piece, decorated with a white scallop motif across the chest and an almost formed black bow. A wonderful week, indeed.

About the Author

Sarah is a Freelance Journalist and is based in London. She has worked for Cosmopolitan UK magazine, The Times Magazine, Glamour, Fabulous and Cosmopolitan.co.uk, among others. She also blogs on the Huffington Post and has an interiors website (www.homelyhub.com).