Paris Fashion Week SS16: Giambattista Valli

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Giambattista Valli

Sugar, spice and everything nice

Text: Andrea Sim

With an eye for detail and a knack for beautifying everything he touches, Giambattista Valli's spring collection is what dreams are made of

The collection: Appliquéd bib-front thigh-grazer minis and tops tucked into a-line skirts; floral-printed coat dresses with contrasting pockets tacked on with domed studs; and, bejewelled satin top-trouser combis. The Giambattista Valli woman is sweet and without a doubt, oh-so-gorgeous. 

Favourite detail: The squiggly piping on the mid-section of several tops (looks 12, 15 and 31). Especially on the beaded versions emebellished with clear pailettes, the piping downplayed the dazzling tops that are now daytime appropriate.  

Something you might have missed: The leaves and stems of flowers on jackets, skirts and dresses were embroidered, but the petals and flowers were appliquéd (looks 14 and 33). Individual petals of bloomed florals were intricately pieced together to form 3D embellishments.

Triple trend: Designer Giambattista Valli hit all the right notes for spring. Off-the-shoulder dresses, luscious ruffles and sheer dresses — Valli has done with SS16's biggest trends what he does best; make them pretty. 

Wishlist worthy: Look 2. That mini bib-front dress we mentioned earlier? The embellished collar and bib are only some of its best features — the back of the dress has been pleated to perfection, the cascading folds rippling with every step. 

To see the full collection, click on the gallery below.

For all coverage of Paris Fashion Week SS16, click here