Everything you need to know about the Giambattista Valli x H&M collaboration
When it was revealed that Paris-based, Italian couturier Giambattista Valli had collaborated with H&M on a must-have collection of designs inspired by his signature tulle-layered styles, we had to know more. Now thankfully, we have the answers. To find out what you can expect from the collaboration, when you can shop it and how much it will cost, keep reading.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Giambattista Valli,” said H&M creative advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson. “He is the undisputed master of haute couture with a knack for the memorable silhouette.” And now you, too, can nab one of his famed styles for yourself.
H&M has joined forces with couturier Giambattista Valli for its 19th annual clothing collaboration with a designer label. The Swedish high-street fashion chain, has revealed the limited-edition collection titled #Project🖤will be made up of a series of picture-perfect party dresses, as well as a number of tailored pieces for men. This marks Valli’s first foray into menswear.
“The idea is to bring the Valli DNA of extraordinary, of one-of-a-kind, of uniqueness, of couture” Valli told US Vogue. “We have our fans and they see all these beautiful moments on the red carpet, Valli girls at official events. It’s a nice way to share this flavour with them.”
While Jeremy Scott opted to reveal his 2018 collaboration with H&M during his annual Coachella party, Giambattista Valli chose to announce his collaboration during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival at the 26th annual amfAR Gala. The likes of Kendall Jenner, Chiara Ferragni, Bianca Brandolini, Chris Lee [Li Yuchun], H.E.R., and Ross Lynch turned heads in the collection, as Valli debuted his designs for the fashion retailer on the red carpet.
“I am excited about this collaboration,” said the designer. “H&M gives me the opportunity to bring my vision of style and my celebration of beauty to a wider audience. The goal is to share my love for beauty and to be able to be a part of everyone’s ‘happy moments’, to help create love stories around the world.”
In a first for the fashion chain, Giambattista Valli’s collaboration with H&M will be available to shop in two separate drops. The first, a limited-edition collection, will be available for purchase from May 25, while the second, a larger collection, will makes its way to stores on November 7.
Both Giambattista Valli x H&M drops – the limited edition collection available on May 25 and the larger collection set to be released on November 7 – will be available from 12 select H&M stores around the world.
While the price of Giambattista Valli gowns average thousands of dollars, thanks to the designer’s collaboration with H&M, you can get your hands on one of his coveted styles for far less. Prices start from US$18 (AU$26), and reach up to US$649 (AU$938).
The Swedish high-street fashion chain began collaborating with renowned designers in 2004 when it decided to join forces with Karl Lagerfeld on a must-have collection. Following that successful collaboration, H&M collaborated with between one to three designers each year. Stella McCartney, Viktor & Rolf and Roberto Cavalli in the years 2005, 2006, and 2007 respectively, and in 2008 and 2009, Comme des Garçons, Matthew Williamson, and Jimmy Choo. Labels Lanvin, Versace, Marni, Maison Martin Margiela, and Isabel Marant have also collaborated with H&M, as have Alexander Wang, Balmain, Kenzo, Erdem and Moschino.