Currently the hottest supermodel in the world, with a unique fashion sense and effortless beauty and grace, Kendall Jenner is an inspiration, not only to young fashionistas and stylish little girls out there, but to all art lovers and creative enthusiasts. Having her as the face of the exciting new collaboration between Giambattista Valli and H&M, is therefore a brilliantly apt choice in this move to revolutionise modern fashion, combining refined couture with edgy street style. The Giambattista Valli x H&M collection is a selection of timeless pieces meant to be mixed and matched according to personal style. Its items are designed to last and be cherished for a long time. Here, Jenner speaks exclusively about this important campaign and her favourite part of the collection, which identifies with her personal aesthetic.
What is it specifically about wearing the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection that makes you feel fabulous?
I love the dramatic, yet accessible silhouettes of the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection; they make me feel powerful and effortless, which is what being fabulous is all about, in my opinion. It’s also the personal touches throughout the collection that make me really connect to the pieces. It’s like wearing a little piece of ‘Giamba’ himself!
What are your thoughts on the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection?
It’s all so beautiful. The level of detail is incredible, which is very Giambattista Valli, but there’s also this wonderful high-low mix of pieces that includes embellished sweatshirts and really fun jewellery. It’s going to be so amazing to see all these people around the world wearing the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection. I love the idea that the Valli universe is expanding and joining forces with H&M.
What are your favourite pieces from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection?
I can’t help but love the red tulle dress with the asymmetrical hem that I’m wearing in the campaign, but I also could see myself in the leather trousers or carrying one of the handbags.
How would you personally style those pieces from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection?
The red tulle dress I would wear with my favourite pair of heels, but could also do some flat boots. The red leather trousers would be perfect with a vintage t-shirt and some sneakers. As for the handbags, they could go with anything really!
What was the most memorable or fun moment from the Giambattista Valli x H&M campaign shoot in Rome?
Being in Giamba’s hometown was truly something special. And he had all these amazing recommendations of places to eat or visit. It’s always fun to have an insider’s point of view of a city, so we all had a great time with many laughs and memories that I’ll cherish forever.
What do you admire most about Giambattista Valli’s designs?
I admire the creativity and humanity that Giambattista puts into each of his designs. When you see them, and then get to wear them, it really has an effect on you, but at the same time, you totally feel like yourself. That’s a special skill and a gift to the rest of us.