A Sketch a Day, Fashion

Spring 2015 Couture: Giambattista Valli


So, I just want to say I’m feeling a lot better. Based on the number of people who who have told me to keep my spirits up this week, I have more people reading this blog than I thought, which is great. But also embarrassing, because that little tantrum I had was very 2005-Livejournal-esque of me. I was, as my sister would say, just being a wee-wah baby.

I think, though- for posterity’s sake- I’ll keep the post intact. In my opinion, the veneers of internet “best selves” do us all a disservice. But that’s a whole other conversation.

Anyway. Onwards and upwards.

As I’ve said previously, couture fashion week is always a welcome respite for me. Unlike RTW fashion week, which is exhausting and overwhelming in its sheer number of shows and designers to keep up with, couture week is edited, short, and always interesting. It’s the type of fashion that hooked most of us that work in apparel- legendary houses doing legendary work, with no concern for wearability or practicality. Pure fantasy.

So, a sketch. With no concern for practicality. Tiny tissue paper strips to emulate the feathers on Giambattista Valli’s Spring 2015 runway. Itty bitty hand-cut petals, anchored with hematite glitter. Totally unrelated to wedding things, or to our business, or to anything else. Just a little fantasy for a weeknight.