Monday, October 12, 2009

Liking Valli

A while ago I showed you a dress that left a big impression on me that was designed by Giambattista Valli. I tried to source which of his collections it was from but I was unable to find it among his archived shows. However, I found quite a few other outfits of his that inspired me.

One is the outfit to the left, from his 2008 collection. A version of this top would be very doable using Simplicity 3835. I would have to draft the neckline a bit wider to accommodate for the additional fullness at the design's neckline.

However, the outfit that really caught my eye was this one below from his Spring 2009 collection. How lovely is that?

Of course, I'm curious how easily one can get out of the cape or if the cape is attached to the sheath. It has such a 1960's sensibility and I suppose could easily be described as Hepburn-esque.

Spring 2009

This is definitely a designer that I will be watching in the future.


Mrs. Bee said...

What a lovely blog you have, all wonderful bits of info and ideas!
I love this new collection of retro-style dresses...yum!
Thank you for letting me know you've kept up with Nancy. I just found her blog about a week ago and can sympathize with her immensley after going through this with mum-in-law a few years back. I hope they had a great day today :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I'm a big fan of Valli as well--feminine, retro influence, but definitely interesting and modern.