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Giambattista Valli SS16 Haute Couture

This season was for Giambattista Valli a chance to breathe fresh, flowery air into the runway.

The models walked in romantic pieces mostly white, made of firm and textured material. The girls were all simple in the looks, so one couldn’t but stare straight at the designs. All garments were gingerly dressed with colorful appliqués and all sizes of sequined flowers. The beaded parts were embroidered perfectly, making the flowers seem almost realistic at times. The embroidery paired ideally with the organza frills, which gave each piece the impressive look it deserved. The lines were kept mostly in an A-shape, with some beautiful caped or high-low dresses and even simpler maxi ones, but the designer didn’t hesitate to go big with voluminous tulle gowns, closing the show in a great balance.

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Christian Dior SS16 Paris Haute Couture

It’s no surprise how Dior has once again managed to blow our minds. It’s too much of a surprise, though, how this time success came without a leading face. After Raf Simons’ resignation, which was also followed by Pieter Mulier’s, the House was left without a creative director, therefore the designing team had to take full responsibility of what had to be done to make this show perfect. Lucie Meier and Serge Ruffieux seem to have been the ones guiding the crew through this bizarre journey and yet the fresh air this gang of young minds breathes came into being with this last Haute Couture collection of theirs.

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