Giambattista Valli Spring 2014: In Full Bloom
Giambattista Valli is a designer who loves floral appliqués, but not every look from his Spring 2014 collection showed off his mastery with silk petals.
Most of the collection was rendered in black, white, and taupe, and instead of covering his models with blooms, he folded and shaped the clothes to suggest flowers. For example, the first look down the runway was a bright, white crop top (the trend that won't end) paired with black and white shorts with an extra folds that curled around themselves, almost like orchids.
The looks that did include flowers were just as beautiful, including a gray painted short suit with purple flowers adorning the shoulders and a black mini-dress with white flowers sporting a longer panel of white with a dark floral print. But the duality in this collection proves that flowers are just as pretty even when they aren't in your face.