Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2014 show for the Paris Fashion Week Runways offered a more structured alternative to the floaty, loose-fitting looks that we’ve been seeing lately. Valli plays with volume with pleats, folds and ruffles on skirts and shorts. The collection featured boxy short and jacket combos for an overall angular aesthetic. The looser garments were cinched with belts for a more form fitting shape.
But just because Valli’s looks are more structured doesn’t mean they aren’t just as romantic as their flowier Fashion Week counterparts. Valli makes sure the looks are still feminine with floral accoutrements sprouting from dresses and jackets. The florals also provide the otherwise neutral-heavy collection with a much needed pop of spring color. Overall, Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2014 collection is a refreshing, uncluttered take on classic spring romanticism.