GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

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Giambattista Valli has fallen, “in love with New York all over again,” and he’s channeled this passion into his Fall 2012 collection.  Valli’s excitement comes from having just opened a showroom by the High Line, and so he wanted his Fall collection to represent a “Nolita Girl gone uptown for a walk in Central Park with the dog.”  The looks abandoned Valli’s usual soft, bubbly femininity in favor of more severe, constructed, color-blocked pieces.  Art Deco prints, in pops of red and orange, broke up more tailored, urban looks, and provided a sense of continuity in the collection, whether it was used on cinched-waist, chiffon cocktails dresses, or utterly modern, structured tunics.

Fashion Week Coverage Directed by Indira Cesarine

Text by Emily Kirkpatrick

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