Giambattista Valli took an imaginative trip to an esoteric, surreal world for his Giamba fall collection. This season, the designer skipped the catwalk and instead put the lineup on display at the Riccardo Grassi showroom in Milan. Though some may have missed the magic atmosphere of the runway show, the presentation format allowed a closer look at the high-end craftsmanship and exquisite details of the clothes. Hands, bows, third eyes, moths and stars were embroidered and printed on hyper-feminine tulle and chiffon dresses featuring embellished collars, as well as ruffled necklines. Jacquard in Seventies acid-rock-inspired patterns were crafted into minidresses, as well as for an opulent coat trimmed with faux Mongolian feathers, while a pair of flared pants were matched with a posh version of a concert T-shirt. An Afghani traditional motif inspired the floral pattern of a coat with a faux Mongolian fur collar. Velvet minidresses embellished with lace and polka dot tulle inserts showed the more romantic, innocent attitude of Giamba’s cool crew of international, urban girls.