It has been a long time since an H&M collaboration has excited me. Blame it on Rihanna for making me lust after a piece of Giambattista Valli that we can afford. Looking at the show makes me want every article, I can get my hands on. Giambattista Valli x H&M is here, and this Style Editor has a love affair or two with Tulle.
A ROMAN NIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE GIAMBATTISTA VALLI X H&M COLLECTION
The luck Valli Girls, Valli Boys and guests, attended the Giambattista Valli x H&M fashion show in Rome and we wished we had a ticket to experience the event. It was an eclectic feast set against the backdrop of one of Rome’s historical landmarks – Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. The lavish and unique art collection and Roman nonchalance highlighted the freewheeling spirit of the collection and were the perfect backdrop to unveil the collection available to the rest of us on the 7th of November.
Valli Girls & Valli Boys
The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection came to life on a pink runway that featured a mix of models and personalities, including street cast real Romans and a model or two. The show ended in a spectacular grand finale parade led by Kendall Jenner in the now-famous red dress featured by the model in the campaign.
Guests included Troye Sivan, Sofia Carson, Alexa Demie, H.E.R, Cameron Monaghan, and Chris Lee, all dressed in looks from the collection. After the fashion show and cocktail, guests moved down Via del Corso to the Grand Hotel Plaza, another Roman landmark of timeless splendour and elegance for the after-party hosted by DJ collective Circoloco, where Peggy Gou and Seth Troxler, as well as Clara3000, were playing.
“I created my fashion house in Paris, but I proudly claim my Roman origins: my heart will always belong to the Città Eterna, and this is why I chose Rome for the show and in particular Palazzo Doria Pamphilj. With its eclecticism, Rome has integrally shaped my views and personality. It was wonderful to see it all come to life in my hometown.”
“Hosting the Giambattista Valli x H&M launch event in what was a genuine Roman night full of fun and glamour with a “Dolce Vita” spin, was absolutely delightful. The spirit of this unique collection came to life in rooms full of historical splendour, as the new wave of Valli Girls and Valli Boys walked the runway, ready to take over the night and the streets.”
Ann Sofie Johansson
I totally want a hooded sweatshirt, and I lavish dress. What pieces are you craving? It is hard to choose right. I wonder if the lines will be like past collections. Will the average person be able to get through the racks fast enough? Let us know what you think and if you were able to get at least one piece.
The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection – with womenswear, menswear and accessories – will be launched in selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as on hm.com, November 7. What I really love is that the clothes and the casting were very inclusive. The rainbow tribe of all shapes and sizes can find something.