Franca Sozzani said "Giambattista Valli has definitely showed his best collection to date". I agree with her because I think that, for the first time, Valli mixed pret-a-porter and couture in a right way that's not "too couture" and that's not "too rtw", with a great range of clothes that are perfect for daywear and eveningwear. In particular shift dresses with the classic "orizzontal stripes blocks" of materials or pattern that are so typical of Valli. The yellow, white, grey and black (the colors of his s/s 2011) are perfectly matched and sometimes it's added a touch of red that give a funny taste to these really chic dresses. The fur details are sometimes exagerated and sometimes almost invisible but I love them, overall,. The geometries are so squared in particular the long dresses which have kind of skirts who remind the Sander/Lanvin/Margiela ones....Maybe it will be a trend for the following season: squared maxi skirts.
The only "strange" thing are the romantic, dramatic, dresses who close the show (you can see the black one in the second pic from the bottom.) They are too exagerated and I think that Valli should make better this kind of dresses. In general this show is perfect: drapes, color, materials, shapes....Amazing, this is really my favourite collection of Valli!!!!