Giambattista Valli founded his namesake luxury womenswear brand in 2005. The launch of the label saw the presentation of ready-to-wear collections with a feminine and romantic aesthetic. In 2011, Giambattista Valli was awarded membership to the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture and in the same year presented his first Haute Couture designs. Both ready-to-wear and Haute Couture collections by Giambattista Valli are presented twice a year during Paris Fashion Week.
Through ready-to-wear and couture collections, Giambattista Valli utilises a distinctly romantic style. Using watercolour and pastel hues, a whimsical and delicate aesthetic is created. The house is known for their dresses and gowns, using flowing lines and ruffle details throughout designs to create an air of timeless elegance. This undeniable elegance is added to with intricate detailing of embroidery and embellishments, lavish layering and flower prints. Each ready-to-wear design has a couture influence, appearing opulent and impressive with luxurious fabrics and elaborate ornamentation. Flower-embroidered midi skirts and fluid shirts meet plisse gowns and crystal embellished bags to create ultra-feminine, elegant collections.
Giambattista Valli bridal collections follow the same extravagant and whimsical aesthetic. Designs feature ruffles and impressive detailing galore, working perfectly for a bridal setting in white, ivory and muted pinks.
The label has stores located in Paris, Milan, Seoul and Qatar, and Giambattista Valli ready-to-wear collections can be purchased through the brand’s online store. Their designs are also found on Farfetch, My Theresa and Matches Fashion.