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Moncler Gamme Rouge spring-summer 2016 show

 

At the end of this Parisian week, Giambattista Valli devoted himself to the mythical young girls in bloom at Moncler Gamme Rouge.

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As if reminiscing over Jane Austen novels, this heroine goes walking across Yorkshire, bearing the symbols of Georgian England: lace, floral embroidery, rising necklines, Empire line waists, peplums… In love with freedom, she abandons maxi-lengths for skirts just above the knee, some of them cut from a deliberately transparent chiffon. An equestrian inspiration blends with this gentle, naïve attire. Immaculate riding hats, horse whips, zip-up bodies and ski-pants all point to gallivanting escapades. 

 

By Louise Samson