Giambattista Valli’s latest haute couture creations offer a fleeting moment of escapism and a few heart flutters for 2020’s brides-on-hold.
The summer usually signals a flurry of warm weather weddings in idyllic destinations — but 2020 had other plans. With weddings postponed across the world, deflated brides-to-be may be in need of a pick-me-up in the form of Giambattista Valli’s voluminous floor-sweeping skirts, ballooning trains and even the prettiest face mask for the cautious, post-lockdown bride — although, we have to note that chiffon silk is not PPE.
Renowned for his tiers of tulle and bridal-worthy silhouettes, Italian designer Giambattista Valli did not disappoint for autumn/winter 2020, (digitally) showcasing a couture collection that was modeled Joan Smalls, and bigger and frothier than ever. Bows were in abundance, whether used an embellished accent in alternative black or structured into statement-making mini dresses for the unconventional bride who prefers a shorter cut. And there more traditional ballgowns too, punctuated with silk-tied ribbons or decorated in red feathers. The new colour to say ‘I do’ in? The softest pink you can find; from blush to crepe and carnation.
Amid a global crisis, a tulle-adorned gown can seem trivial — yet Giambattista Valli’s couture masterpieces are full of frothy romance and mood-lifting joy for brides-in-awaiting and those of us in need of a momentary distraction…
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