Giambattista Valli will be designing menswear for the first time
- H&M revealed their latest designer collaboration with Giambattista Valli at Cannes
- The Paris-based, Italian-born designer will be designing menswear for the first time
- he is the first designer who only designs haute couture collections to join H&M’s amazing roster of designer collaborators
- Past names include Rei Kawakubo, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, Donatella Versace and Martin Margiela
Pandemonium breaks loose every year as H&M announce their latest designer collaboration, and like very single year, this year in no different. H&M has revealed their latest designer collaboration with Giambattista Valli at Cannes this year. The Italian designer who is based in Paris is not usually associated with fast fashion but the haute couture designer has made waves across the world with this announcement.
Valli is not the first haute couture designer to take part in the H&M annual designer collaboration project. In the past, the popular chain has collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld (the first designer to take part in H&M's designer collaboration project), Rei Kawakubo, Alber Elbaz, Alexander Wang, Donatella Versace and Martin Margiela.
However while the designer collaboration with H&M is not particularly groundbreaking, the reason why we're so excited is that this will be Valli's first menswear pieces.
The theme of the collection will be centred around love stories from around the world. Selected pieces from the collection go on sale in May but before you get too excited, it's only in a FEW select stores.
The full collection will drop on November 7.
On the collaboration Valli said: “the idea is to bring the Valli DNA of extraordinary, of one-of-a-kind, of uniqueness, of couture. 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 the promotional campaign mostly featured womenwear, there's was one sharply tailored men's suit that got our full attention. With distinct tailoring, clean lines, and pearl-lined leather loafers, we're counting down the days until November.