Whimsical glamour — that’s the much-awaited H&M x Giambattista Valli collab in a nutshell. In the past few months, we’ve been offered a glimpse of the opulent pieces through a Cannes debut thanks to Kendall Jenner, the face of the collection, and a fashion show. And finally, after much teasing, the signature Valli tulles will finally drop all over the world tomorrow, 7 November.
H&M’s latest capsule collection in collaboration with the Italian designer follows successful designer lines from Balmain, Isabel Marant, and Moschino. This time around, H&M grants our dreams with the show-stopping princess dresses that serve as stars of the collection. But as much as we’d like to twirl into these stunning creations, we can’t really do so on a normal day. Still, don’t let that stop you from incorporating Valli’s extravagant designs in your wardrobe. Ahead, we show you our faves from the collab that are perfect for your everyday ensembles.
Silk chiffon blouse, SGD159 (hm.com)
Do away with Monday blues with a striking piece that’s totally work-appropriate. Face the week with boldness with this red silk chiffon blouse from the H&M x Giambattista Valli collab. Its wide flounced trims and long balloon sleeves are a soft contrast to the strong colour, and nothing else spells girl boss better than this elegant piece.
Cardigan with sparkly stones, SGD159 (hm.com)
The temp’s rising up now that we’re heading towards the end of the year. Brace yourselves for the chilly winds of November by layering up with a short cardigan. Made with soft, fine-knit merino wool, this black piece can be worn on its own as a top or can be worn over a turtleneck or a simple dress. The hand-embroidered sparkly stones that adorn the neckline elevates the look with subtle glamour.
Short Lace Dress, SGD399 (hm.com)
It’s the middle of the week, and since you’re caught up with a dozen tasks, you’ve no more time to curate your look for the day. When you’re facing this dilemma, let a sophisticated white dress save your day. The dress made from lace and organza is also decorated with sparkly studs. It’s a statement outfit on its own, so you can quickly head out, confident that your outfit’s on-fleek even with minimal accessorising.
Bead-embroidered skirt, SGD159 (hm.com)
Sure, pants are our comfy best friends. But on days when we feel like dressing up a bit more, a nice statement skirt is your buddy. This flared mesh skirt embroidered with braided trims and glass beads is lined with contrasting-coloured chiffon, making it the perfect piece to keep your outfit from looking too plain. Pair it with a white chiffon top and black stockings for a sophisticated monochrome look.
Dress with embroidery, SGD249 (hm.com)
You’re finally done with the week and you’re excited for your Friday night out with the gals. Ace your day-to-night dressing with this black embroidered dress. During the day, pair it with a structured black blazer for a subtler look. But when the sun sets, let its detailed embroidery and sparkly stones shine as you enjoy the night.
Cargo trousers, SGD119 (hm.com)
For a casual day out to do your errands on the weekend, opt for a get-up that’s simple yet still stylish. These bleached cotton cargo trousers are your key for a relaxed look. Top it off with a black halter top or a cropped sweater, then slip onto leather sandals for a laidback chic outfit.
Chiffon dress, SGD249 (hm.com)
Indulge your feminine side by wearing a floral dress for a Sunday brunch. This calf-length dress is airy and softly drapes your silhouette with its chiffon material. Not to mention, its raglan sleeves and extra decorative flounces give off this sweet whimsical vibe. To balance it out, wear a contrasting black leather belt. Or, if you’re going for a more relaxed vibe, choose a pair of plain white sneakers to finish your look.
As always with H&M’s designer collaborations, the shopping rules for the H&M x Giambattista Valli collab are different, with the pieces only available in selected stores across the world. Can’t wait to grab these pieces off the rack? Skip the hassle of queuing and access them — as well as a number of exclusive pieces — online.
(Cover photo from: @hm)