I wanted to create my very own Giambattista Valli inspired creation. I needed a party piece, Asian sequinned fabric with some British design.
I was lucky l had some fabric which was given to me by a dear friend who had a fabric shop in Luton after years ago. When l saw Valli’s collection it reminded me of this fabric. I had saved it because l was unsure what to make with it but after seeing Valli garment elements l didn’t have to look any further. I love the sequin detailing which reminded me of beautiful mendi patterns similar to Valli’s concept.
I loved Valli’s frocks but l wanted to create a classic piece. As a result, l decided to make a long churidar frock with a plain matching belt. I chose churidar trousers as l felt it would look best with the long frock and I’m a strong believer of wearing what looks best on you.
Why wear salwaar if you look like a proon and that’s why l have always been a fan of British fashion, its not always about what’s on trend but classic designs and clothes you can wear all year round no matter if it on trend or not.
So I designed this outfit keeping in mind l wanted to create a classic outfit and British frocks never go out of fashion.
The secret to a Valli dress is to use satin fabric with sequinned, embroidered or organza floral embellishments.
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