Giambattista Valli Couture Ss15 Backstage Girls
This is a collection that we want to touch. Because, we think it requires, more than one sense to appreciate it fully. The embroidered lace, the shaggy-but-silky fur, the ostrich feather, the rippling ruffling, the crystal embellishment – the latter of which featured on veils that covered the model’s faces. It was all very haptic. The collection featured gowns – fitted upstairs, swathes of lace, silk and silk organza flowing downstairs. The organza was layered, pleated, tiered and ruffled so that it looked like candyfloss. The colours were equally candy-like, resembling the pastel pinks, greens and creams of macaroons. Sugar-sweet, a visual treat and very, very Valli.
Photographer: Jason Lloyd-Evans
By Ted Stansfield