Saturday, January 31, 2009

Rising Star

Many of you may not know the name Giambattista Valli, but he is the next "it" designer in fashion. This Italian oozes talent from every part of him. His clothes have elegance of Givenchy, mixed with the creativity of Lacroix. Valli's Spring/Summer '09 collection kept with the same colour pallette of other collections, with many black, white, and champagne colours. However, unlike other collections, there wasn't anything simple about Valli's vision. With all the ruffles, fur, and maticulous detail, it resembled more of a couture collection than ready-to-wear. I simply love Giambattista and hope that he can someday take over the reigns from Valentino or Armani because he makes romantic and whimsical clothes that are just to die for. My only negative comment about his collection is the fact that some of his knee-length cocktail dresses resembled the Alexander McQueen collection from a year back. Other than that I loved everything about it, especially the shoes. To watch the full runway show, click here and here: