Insta-Critic: Giambattista Valli’s Psychedelic Femininity

The Valli collection presented us with a new brand of ultra-femininity. Of course, to conclude that this suggests some kind of saccharine style would be wrong–think more psychedelic, kaleidoscopic prints with luxe details (fluffy fur pockets–a trend for sure), sharply tailored trousers, and childlike, pastel florals. The clothes were stunning, but note the shoes–those lace-up booties will be everywhere.

The @giambattistapr #pfw finale

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Femme florals on sharply-tailored pants.

Today’s must-own-to-die-for-dress courtesy of @giambattistapr #PFW #mustown #comingsoon

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You might want to buy a turtleneck dress now.

Coming and going at #Giambattistavalli #PFW

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Something psychedelic about it.

Statement boots at Giambattista Valli @giambattistapr show, Paris.

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An instant IT-shoe.

Style Scoop: Christian Dior Shoes, Insider Shopping at Capsule, Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton

Catch up on the latest happenings in fashion and style:

Giambattista Valli is set to open its first store in Milan, to be unveiled during the city’s February fashion week.

Designer Francesco Russo heads to Christian Dior as the house’s new women’s footwear designer.

Ralph Lauren International’s (previous) president has tapped out. Daniel Lalonde had submitted his resignation in September.

Capsule Market Square is happening – this will be the tradeshow’s first open-to-the-consumer event. It’ll be open on December 14-15 at 82 Mercer Street, featuring goods from Creatures of Comfort, Want les Essentiels de la Vie, Mark McNairy, Nudie Jeans, Billy Reid, Maison Kitsuné, and others.

Condé Nast is getting into e-commerce, setting up a new online retail division within the company.

Marc Jacobs admitted to being nervous about leaving Louis Vuitton behind.

The (Solar) Power of T-Shirts

The fashion world is responsible for bestowing upon us much good. It’s indirectly (or directly) responsible for the Kate Moss coke tape, the latest cover of V Magazine, and come to think of it, our September issue. Every once in a while, the gliteratti of the fashion world unite for a supremely worthy cause. A jaunt to JustOneFrickinDay.com will reveal just cause in Joey Jalleo and Elettra Wiedemann’s (supermodel face of Lancome and daughter of Isabella Rossellini) effort to bring a solar-powered hospital to the African nation of Burundi. The Burundi Solar project aims to raise $450K by gathering six of the fashion industry’s most influential rising stars to design T-shirts for purchase on their website. Chris Benz, Giambattista Valli, Rogan, Rag & Bone, Phillip Lim and House of Diehl have designed the limited edition shirts for $60 each. T-shirts have been on sale since yesterday, so be a pal and help a nation out.