It was a fantasy filled show on Monday evening in Paris, as Giambattista Valli showed his Spring 2019 couture collection. For those who have a fascination for the dreamy side of couture, Giambattista delivered in every proportion.
There was no stricture to the number of pink dresses, tulle, or specific volume for the dresses displayed on his runway. He had models parading in bouncy tulle dresses, swooping the runway and their catwalks made easy with cuts raised to thigh level at the front. It was filled with all the girlish frothiness one collection can contain. Looking at the pictures of the models walking down the runway in those dresses buoyed the collection’s sexy, party-ready attitude; it exuded the effect of an unimaginably chic Parisian fête in the ’80s.
The collection was a clear influx of the ’80s vibe in full range; a trend that’s going nowhere anytime soon. The voluminous tulle dresses had oversize bow details, massive sleeve, and shoulder silhouettes, but he balances the collection in a unique way by mixing the big and grand gestures with the short hemlines, body-conscious and sassy chic dresses. Many of the unflinching glamorous evening gowns which were of different fabrics like satins, metallics and animal prints were hemmed in his favored mullet-hem, resembling ruffles with long flowing capes.
While some long gowns came in sequins embedded with full-on tulle, the body-hugging thigh-high outfits had an opaque decoration of embroidered flowers brought a classy sexy appeal. He also accessorized the outfits with a black cowboy boots, bow tie hair bands and head caps that come in several colors from black, yellow, white, wine and red colored cap. A close imitation of the red Igbo cap used by Nigerian cultural chiefs. They wore open toe heeled sandals of both silver and red colors.
As attached as Giambattista is to the French-inspired styles, for this collection, he explored his love for bridal styles and mixing the french inspired gowns with an infusion of gowns with puffball silhouettes. The bridal gowns were in bright colors of red and pink with same colored veils and flowers.
For hair, some of the models were pinned up in bridal styles while some were left flowing down, and others had their heads adorned in several fascinators and hats in the aforementioned paragraph.
See every look from the collection below:
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