As it goes with sibling collections, Giamba, the younger, cooler sister to Giambattista Valli’s main line, might be more conservative in price but she’s the wild child of the family.
For spring, Giamba corrupted the frothy innocence of eyelet, lace and tulle bohemian Victorian blouses, babydoll shifts and prim schoolgirl shirtdresses with microscopic hemlines and sassy appliqués including mini hearts positioned naughtily over the nipples. There were artistic face motifs, surrealist manicured hands, lipsticks hearts and stars, too, giving the collection a pretty, playful mischievousness.
The lineup of mostly dresses, long and short, along with some saucy, slim jumpsuits, shorts and denim, was a lot of fun — but there was an age limit. Girls within the range should wear it now before they have to grow up.