H&M x Giambattista Valli Drops Today, and I Just Tried It All On
The moment H&M released the news that they were collaborating with titan of tulle, Giambattista Valli, it’s fair to say that the fashion industry lost it. This high-street giant is of course known for its iconic collabs (who can forget that Marni collection?), yet this has got to be one of its most ambitious to date. In summary? H&M has created epic, couture-inspired pieces at accessible price points, and that’s no mean feat.
First glimpses of the collection’s power pink tulle frock sent Instagram into a frenzy and confirmed that this was going to be one of the most highly anticipated drops of 2019. Well, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here, and today the collection hits the site. H&M’s collaborations are notoriously hard to get hold of. However, I was given a chance to not only preview the collection but also try on the pieces that will inevitably sell out within hours of release. It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it.
I have to confess that puffball tulle is not exactly my thing, so I wasn’t sure what I’d find as I entered the showroom. However, it turns out that there’s so much more to the collection than just the frou-frou headliners. While the womenswear offered plenty of gorgeous dresses and embroidered outwear, it was actually the menswear that stole my heart. The tiger-print blazer and sequinned tuxedo jacket are both fab party pieces and offer just the right amount of ’80s-inspired styling. In the womenswear camp, I unexpectedly fell for an embellished minidress that’s begging to be worn with black tights and patent flats à la Alexa.
That’s quite enough from me. So without further ado, I present to you my favourite pieces from H&M’s Giambattista Valli collaboration. Love something? Don’t delay—they won’t be around for long.