Giambattista Valli Autumn/Winter 2012/13 Haute Couture show

After the rooms covered in fresh flowers with Christian Dior, Giambattista Valli invited us into his dream garden around dresses, made like flower petals in silk and organza that blossom and then eventually fall. The colours are rater muted - around burgundy red and green - the volumes are formed on the upper body or tilt forwards, while the size is always narrow and the lower half close-fitting to the body. Added to this beloved silhouette of the designer are veils and butterflies which appear on the faces as well as the jewellery of Luigi Scialanga. A dedication to nature and its beauty, full of poetry.

Giambattista Valli : It came from the idea of a garden ... I think that haute couture must be something suspended in time, it must not be in the past nor in the future, but it is something that is suspended in time, it must be a moment of beauty, just a moment, a bit like nature, like flowers, like butterflies, and all that, it is a moment of beauty, beauty is beautiful when it is truly only a moment.
From the moment the flowers are blooming and very colourful, until the moment these flowers, petals, leaves fall into the water and there are these reflections in all the clothes covered with falling leaves, the thickness of the muslin gives a three-dimensional effect beneath the metallic brocads.
There are these volumes which push from the front and there is an imbalance in the silhouette, it is always super tight-fitting, there's always a bouquet of printed muslin ... It's my story but it's changing all the time, like when you cut a diamond and it is multifaceted, it is the same diamond but you turn it and start to find all these other aspects to it, that's what I'm looking for in myself.

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