What exactly is it about wearing the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection that makes you feel special?
I'm in love with the dramatic yet approachable silhouettes of this collection. They make me feel fabulous without too much effort, which is what makes it amazing, in my opinion. You can see Giamba's special touch in every piece of the collection, which makes it feel like you have a personal connection with him.
What do you think of the overall collection?
It's very beautiful! The level of detail is incredible, as with all things Giambattista Valli. High fashion elements go hand-in-hand with everyday wear, like with the embellished sweatshirts and playful jewellery. It will be interesting to see how people all over the world interpret the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection differently. I admire Giamba a lot and it's wonderful to see what he wants to share with H&M and the world.
Which pieces in the collection are your favourites?
I can't deny my love for the red asymmetrical tulle dress I'm wearing in the campaign, but I can also imagine myself wearing the red leather trousers or carrying one of the handbags.
How would you personally style your favourite pieces in the collection?
I would wear the red tulle dress with my favourite pair of heels, but I think it would also go well with flats. A vintage t-shirt and sneakers would look great with red leather pants, and the handbags would go with pretty much everything!
What was most memorable about shooting the collection's campaign in Rome?
It was really special to spend time in Giambattista's hometown. He had tons of recommendations on where to go and what to eat. It's amazing to get advice from someone who was born in Rome. We had such a great time with the team, and I'll cherish those memories forever.
What do you admire the most about Giambattista Valli's designs?
I admire the humanity and creativity that Giambattista puts into each of his designs. When I wear his clothes, I feel the emotion he conveys, but at the same time I still feel totally myself. That's a special gift.