The Great Designers: Giambattista Valli
He defines his designs with only one word - eclectic. And how else? His favorite pieces are dresses that are comfortable as T-shirts but glamorous enough for the red carper. Dresses you can wear over and over again, season after season, no matter what the newest trends are. Can a woman ask for more?
A designer inspired by the art and the opposites. When working he puts together different fragments with the aim to create an ageless image. And he definitely does it well! While designing Giambattista Valli has in mind different people and the emotions they gave him. Little things such as the way a woman holds her cigarette might provoke him to create a masterpiece.
He's fascinated by the hidden beauty, not obvious, unconscious. I'd say beauty is very, very real and obvious in his work. A man in a constant search for himself who's ultimate goal is to interpret 100% of his personality in his own work.
The eclecticism in his designs is the result of growing up in Rome where Roman, Renaissance, Baroque and Fascist styles create an amazing harmonious mixture that lives in the clothes he makes. Mr. Valli likes to be surprised that's why he's always open to the unexpected in life, always looking for new inspirations. Maybe we should all learn from him. Inspiration is everywhere, beauty is hidden all around us, waiting to be found.
" I cannot live without design. I am design - addicted."
~ Giambattista Valli