H&M announces collaboration with Giambattista Valli
Fans of H&M will know that their designer collaborations over the past few years have been nothing short of epic. First there was Karl Lagerfeld, then they went on to team up with names like Rei Kawakubo, Alber Elbaz, Kenzo’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, and Moschino.
Last night, the Swedish brand announced a collection with the legendary Giambattista Valli at the helm. Those attending the amfAR gala at Cannes Film Festival got a sneak peek, as Kendall Jenner, Chiara Ferragni, and Li Yuchun attended the event wearing pieces from the collection. Candy and blush pink, and white tulle dresses, layered and tiered silhouettes and soft pleats were some of the key features. A few of the dresses drop this Saturday, while the complete line will be available in select stores and online on November 7. This is also the first time, Valli has designed for men. At the Cannes event, one of the men’s looks, a polka dot suit, was worn by American artiste Ross Lynch.
“We called this project ‘Project Love,’” the designer was quoted as saying. “The thing that makes me most happy in life is if I can make someone happy. It’s beautiful if I can do that for a wider group of Valli girls and Valli boys.” He continued: “It was fun to do men’s for the first time. You know, girls pick up things from men’s wardrobes. The Valli boys get prints, some shapes, some materials, and some embellishments from girls—they took it from her wardrobe.”
Another things to look out for is their Stranger Things collection, a collaboration with Netflix. The brand also announced that will be available on Myntra soon.