A serene elegance and an intense after effect that rippled in dual sophistication, so effortless, yet so distinct in all of its strength is what turned Giambattista Valli’s haute couture spring 2013 runway show in another walking proof that some designers live for the moment, for a little bit of drama and for the beauty of couture. Even more so during this season of Paris fashion week (PFW) when tradition got a modern make-over and the little twists coming from the past got to be reinterpreted in new and exciting ways.
While there’s no denying in the fact that Valli’s signature couture expression and his delightful silhouettes were all present on the spring 2013 runway, something in his vision did change only to embrace a higher road this time around, one painted exclusively in black and white hues and bold cat patterns, a transition that fit the reality of the modern woman craving for drama and for the fearlessness nonetheless. That was the case for at least the first half of the presentation.
Luigi Scialanga’s beautiful twists of metallic feathers carried on with the beautiful styling as the collection slowly transitioned into the second half of the show, one that appeared slightly more familiar in all of its translucent choice of fabric and evoking of the floral motifs. Still refreshingly youthful and dynamic, this second part of the story was all about movement, glamour and grandeur.
You can see all of the Giambattista Valli haute couture spring 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree