Who: The Italian talent whose eponymous label marries haute couture with a RTW sensibility.
Why now: Because spring sees the designer add a futuristic spin to his signature romantic aesthetic.
The hot pieces: A sheer macramé shift, slick white jumpsuit and structured silk pencil skirt.
The designer’s take: “I love the idea of opposites – very strict suits next to frothy, corseted dresses. I want my clothes to be as sharp as a knife or as sweet as a cookie.”
Feminine prints and structured shapes on the Giambattista Valli SS13 runwaycredits
Words: Natalie Rigg.
Photographs: Getty Images