Giambattista Valli Fall 2012 Couture Collection
We are ALL ABOUT fashion-as-fantasy. Don’t get us wrong; anyone who reads us for any length of time can tell we’re big proponents of dressing to your strengths and dressing appropriately for the venue, but we do so love it when fashion gets all aspirational on your ass. Even so, there are times while looking through this highly fantastic (in the original sense of the word) collection of looks that we feel like the plot got lost. Make a gown that reminds you of gardens, sure. But make a gown that makes the wearer look like a hedge? We’re having trouble with that one. There’s a lot of beauty and fantasy on display here, but some of the shapes and embellishments get to be too much for us. The textiles are stunning and the idea behind the collection is beautiful (gardens and water nymphs), but we think this one could have used some editing.
[Photo Credit: firstVIEW]