The Italian fashion designer presented his Spring Summer 2018 ready to wear collection with a raw setting, on the ground floor of an empty office building.
Inspired by the love story between Italian artist Mario Schifano and writer Nancy Ruspoli, and how they both changed as a result of their relationship, the collection was young, romantic and sensual. “I always build it up around a love story; I love this feeling of butterflies in the stomach,” Valli revealed to Vogue backstage.
The collection featured polka dots, pleats, frills and ruffles, lace and transparent light fabrics with astounding embroideries, along with some pantsuits and denim pieces.
Crop knitted vests inspired by the 70s were matched with long sleeve shirts, dresses and multilayered mini skirts with lace hems.
Ruffled dresses and skirts were in asymmetrical lengths. Sheer, black lace invited intricate and refined delicacy. There were lace bralettes either worn over a sheer lace tops, or under a suit. One of the standout looks was the black sequined pant suit with white polka dots.