If there’s a moment during the year when I fall in love with fashion even more, it’s Couture Fashion Week! The luxurious fabrics, the beautiful colours and the incredible craftsmanship never cease to amaze me. And this season, the excitement was even bigger because one of my favourite designers, Giambattista Valli, was presenting his first ever Couture collection.
The result confirmed my expectations and I was really happy to see Valli’s signature silhouettes strut down the runway. I loved the decorated shoulders, knee-length dresses, waist peplums and exaggerated hips. Plus, I couldn’t wait for the over-the-top finale gowns. Here’s a little recap of the show with all my favourite looks!
Giambattista Valli’s off-white looks were particularly stunning… and probably my favourites of the show!
Lace and sequins were a big part of Valli’s sexy black dresses.
The designer ended his show with a series of fuchsia and red dresses. I especially love the Frida Kahlo inspired head pieces!
Giambattista Valli’s presentation wasn’t the only first that day. Donatella Versace was also making her big return to Couture week, after 8 years of absence. I have to admit that I wasn’t too impressed by the much awaited collection. Of course, there were some great pieces, but it was a bit too inspired by Thierry Mugler (from the 90’s) or what we’ve been seeing at Armani Privé these past few seasons seasons. I also thought that the bright colours were never the perfect shade, especially the green dresses.
Your thoughts? Did Versace waste a good comeback?
Since the Dior House still hasn’t found a replacement for John Galliano, Bill Gaytten (who was the designer’s assistant for 16 years) was presenting his 2nd Couture collection for Christian Dior. I thought the collection was beautiful and I especially loved the retro silhouettes with the cinched waists and the full skirts.
As you can see, the finale dresses were absolutely breathtaking… and a little over the top!