Couturier Giambattista Valli is flexing his fitness muscles and moving into activewear.
Known predominately for his Oscar-worthy gowns, the designer is working on around 60 sporty pieces that will make us seriously reconsider our gym membership as the collection launches in January 2018.
“It’s a capsule collection where we will express a more functional side of the brand, while remaining faithful to the atmosphere of the contemporary chic that is part of its DNA,” Valli told WWD.
According to the fashion journal, the capsule will not have high-performance gear and instead focus on puffer jackets, sweatshirts and tracksuits as well as casual clothing, après-ski attire, and eventually swimwear. The line will be presented on the catwalk alongside the main range and Valli added: “We really want to develop the brand in every direction. This is just the start.”
We expect exquisite fabrics that captures luxury and sophisticated craftsmanship of the brand that can be mixed with modern functionality. Watch. This. Space.
Fall ’17 Couture: Giambattista Valli