Giambattista Valli explained Seville with its orange trees, magnificent gardens, deep blue skies, baroque architecture and its fascinating melange of Islamic and Hispanic influences had inspired his Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection.
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Those free and nature-inspired elements, already present in the last Haute Couture collection, were more accentuated for next season than ever.
Around the clothes, or rather, to the side – according to the visual setting chosen to present the collection, which is very popular these days, that of the film – you can see through images the lights and colors of Seville, and the beauty of its architecture.
The heritage of his Maison was present this season in all its magnificence: wide skirts, hand-knitted ruffles, and extravagant sleeves are accompanied by bows and feathers with a sentimental flavor.
The designer didn’t scrimp on the tulle for his signature ball gowns, still wider than any door frame and as ravishing as ever in dusty pinks, pure white or dramatic black flecked with gold dots. Black, red, white, proposed in rich layers and cuts, so wide that they seem to levitate, betraying gravity. Dramatic sleeves follow one another, now full of ostrich feathers, also layered.
The volumes were always preponderant. Not only those of the soufflé dresses, but also those of the hair. Giambattista Valli’s women had hair inspired by sixties hairstyles: the grandiose bonnets are embellished with fabric flowers and bows.
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