The Giambattista Valli Resort 2016 collection resembled a floral explosion with irises, daisies and cherry blossoms. Although the splash of florals was whimsical, the intricacy of his patterns was controlled and precise.

“It’s just very much me,” Valli said, describing the Resort collection. “Not many designers do flowers, not many do colors,” he continued too tell

The collection featured elements of romanticism with an empire-waist, floor-grazing dress in a delicate floral print appliquéd with blooms and a shift in baby pink silk trimmed in white macramé. Sleeveless, almost scandalously short minidresses had a bit more of an edge to them. The ruffled dresses juxtaposed nicely against more graphic pieces, such as the Seventies-inspired metallic jacquard chevron pants.

“It’s a bit snobbish, but in a good way,” said Valli. “It’s an international state of mind. A nonchalance. An intellectual woman should dress like this. Because ‘intellectual’ is not a dress code. She wants to have fun, and she has her own style, she doesn’t want to be ‘fashionable,’ but she enjoys putting things together.”