Giambattista Valli Channels His Inner Bouffant In His Haute Couture SS21 Collection

For his Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2021 collection, Italian designer Giambattista Valli channeled his inner bouffant as he incorporated styles from the 1960s’ and 70s’ in the various looks. Lots of volume, tulle and attitude, Valli takes fashion connoisseurs on a journey of introspection in a time when travel is hard.

Throughout the collection reveal, a male dancer embodies the idea of a messenger of Olympus, who seeks to unveil memories, new emotions and spirits in the soul of the Valli creature, says the House. Through the power of gestures, the dancer, or rather Valli himself takes our hand, inviting all on a journey of the mind with cultures and history, with the aim of bringing cultural enrichment.

With twenty-four looks of bright colors, Valli tells this story of cultural enrichment with Spanish iconography and Islamic Art in the background from Sevilla, Spain. These scenes offer a balance to the sartorial story of volumes and silhouettes, and attitudes that is being told. With two red looks of immense volume, one with tulle and the other with taffeta ruffles, both evoke boldness and emotion. A very 17th century white blouse with bell sleeves accompanying black tulle with a satin bodice for the dress is a nod to a bygone era, with gold embroidery craftsmanship. Valli couldn’t help himself and created a white 70s’ influenced nightgown dress with puffy bell sleeves and feathers.

This collection is quintessentially Giambattista Valli with Italian craftsmanship and volumes. It’s a collection of Savior Faire and inspiration for the current and new generations.