Vogue International Editor Suzy Menkes is the best-known fashion journalist in the world. After 25 years commenting on fashion for the International Herald Tribune (rebranded recently as The International New York Times), Suzy Menkes now writes exclusively for Vogue online, covering fashion worldwide.
Paris Fashion Week Day Six
30 Сентября 2014
"This is the thing I am really proud of," said an uncharacteristically shy Giambattista Valli as he showed us his smartphone and clicked on two images: the first of Amal Alamuddin in a bold, flower-patterned dress stepping out of a Venetian gondola with her husband of one day, George Clooney; the second of Cate Blanchett at the Zurich Film Festival in a white shirt and floral skirt.
Both were from Valli couture.
Giambattista has worked so hard to build a three-tier business. The latest was the youthful “Giamba” line he launched this month in Milan.
The Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear, which the designer called “more conceptual and industrial”, was intriguing because almost every outfit – from a dress with outsize leaf applications to a guipure lace dress – had a three-dimensional effect.
This look even applied to the runway, which had different textures of carpet, some shaven, another fluffy.
Backstage, Valli talked about the concept of “art and craft”, showing a brightly coloured pair of trousers that were woven in macramé.
On the runway, a dress might be long and white but the skirt woven to an intricate surface, or have a cascade of cherry blossom on a slithery satin surface.
This almost 3D impression gave the collection not just an extra level of decoration, but also of emotion.
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