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Photography by Morgan O' Donovan

Giambattista Valli Womenswear A/W10

We'd expect nothing less than oodles of volume and frou frou from Valli.

You wouldn't expect Giambattista Valli to get onboard the prim and proper train and even though his minimal slightly sixties-inspired cocoons in pastel tones at the beginning of his show were decidedly demure, his love of embellishments did promptly break out. His love of volume building and shape making with fabric sees chiffon ruffled jackets and skirts and feathers used to add bulk and weight and enhance the A-line silhouette. Fur was also used to puff out skirts. The volume then quietened down a bit for a few 'le smoking' reference pieces which gave way to long, black and sheer dresses and the final pieces of giant fishtail dresses.

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