FALL COUTURE WEEK - Giambattista Valli ~ Thread Ethic | Modest Fashion

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

FALL COUTURE WEEK - Giambattista Valli

Goodness gracious! We just go from one fashion season to another! Well, it's couture week in Paris right now, so we're finally seeing the Fall couture lines. Again, Giambattista Valli showed a beautiful line, and there were a few things that stood out to us. One, try to ignore the butterfly mouths (it's supposed to be all garden-esque, as vogue noted "real butterfly specimens kissed their veiled lips," but all we see is the freaky image from the cover of Silence of the Lambs). We were wondering why we kept viewing this collection in a kind of horror.
       OK so besides this, one thing we keep showing you is how much the peplum has taken over the fall runways. Here it's very exaggerated. But another thing we keep seeing is the enhanced hip silhouette. We're not quite sure if this is going to actually take off in real life, we kind of doubt it will, but still, we keep seeing it. Vogue referred to it seen on the Marc Jacobs Fall runway as "exaggerated bell-shaped skirts," style.com took it a step further and called it the "padded hip" and to "Prepare ourselves." We saw it all over the Chanel resort line recently, which has been taken onto the red carpet by Emma Stone and Diane Kruger (see below). But Michaela Stephens might have summed it up best with her comment on the post below: "Nice dress, but I can't help but wonder just what is in it that makes the hips look so weird." Well Michaela there's definitely boning of some sort in there and we can't help but wonder what will become of it. We'll keep you guys updated if we keep seeing it. It's definitely interesting, because do you guys realize that if this were to take off, we wouldn't have seen this silhouette since Marie Antoinette's day? That's kinda crazy to think. We've seen the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's recreated on the runway, but we haven't seen 1770's :). But regardless, some of these looks are very beautiful (eh hem, not incredibly original since some look a lot like this), but still beautiful.


  1. Hi, I just wanted to say that I enjoy your blog so much more when you show real, every day fashion, like you used to do a lot more when the blog first started. The dresses above have absolutely no relevance whatsoever for the every day woman who is looking for day to day inspiration. You have shown so many fashion/Hollywood awards shows in the last few months that I'm beginning to wonder what the purpose of the blog is. I'm afraid it is no longer meeting my interests or needs. I just thought I'd throw this out there and request you to go back to your origins. Both of you ladies are so beautiful and stylish, and I just love it when you put your own outfits together. Thank you for your consideration.

    1. Well that's good to know! What you may not notice is that our street style posts, aka our looks, have stayed exactly the same ever since the beginning. What we mean by this is that we publish two street style posts every week. It's just now that we have started updating the blog every day that we have "filled it out" with modest looks from the runway, red carpet, etc. If you'd like we can go back to our 2 blog posts a week of street style, but what you'd miss is modest fashion seen across the board and its affect on our style. We do that research anyway behind the scenes, so we thought you guys may like being included in the inner workings behind our style. But regardless, we'll post about this comment and see what the consensus might be. Thanks for your input though! It's much appreciated!

  2. I think its encouraging to see runway and celebrity looks that are modest and pretty. It lets us know that we are not really alone trying to dress modestly but there are still people out there who can appreciate modest dress too. I check this blog almost every day so please don't go back to just two posts a day. :( I love looking at this blog. These dresses do seem a little bit unwearable though :)

  3. Well, that's fair enough (I posted the original comment)...if other people enjoy seeing the runway fashion and you do the research anyway. It's easy enough for me to only look at the posts I'm interested in. And, in full disclosure, I do enjoy seeing some of the more wearable dresses of the stars, like Emma Stone in a recent post. My mistake, I thought you posted more than two times per week at the start. BTW, I'm one of The 5 Browns biggest fans :) Keep doing what you love!