Giambattista Valli Spring Summer Collection 2014 in Paris (with interview)

The Giambattista Valli woman establishes herself from the very start, wearing short ensembles which highlight the volumes of the clothes. There is the transparency and fluidity of open dresses, which give glimpses of cropped tops and high-waisted knickers beneath that showcase a romantic but confident woman. Flowers are ever-present in this Valli collection but for next summer, they are embroidered like bouquets in different places. The designer, Giambattista Valli is inspired by Italy and by the works of Pasolini which he interprets himself, creating things that are both powerful and nostalgic.


Giambattista Valli:

It was like cutting things out of paper, on canvases stained with paint.

There are always transparencies and I love going back to this idea; there’s quite an intimate side to looking into a drawer into a woman’s wardrobe and so I brought out her lingerie.

There is a lot more intimate research in combination with the woman’s spirit. This is an Italian side which I wouldn’t say was cultural but perhaps intellectual. Recently, I think this has been slightly forgotten and so it’s good to bring it out once more, to bring out this intellectual aspect. I love this woman who lives the emotion; in her look, her make-up, her hair as if she has just been crying but nobody knows what has happened, whether she cries because she is happy or because she is sad.

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