Italian designer Giambattista Valli is known for his beautiful haute couture with its explosions of tulle and ruffles. Now, he’s bringing that same dreamy sensibility to H&M. The standouts are the flouncy, voluminous gowns – at wallet-friendly prices.
"The priciest items in the collection cost $549, including this polyester gown."
1 Silk blouse, $159.
2 Polyester jacket, $219.
3 Polyester top, $119.
4 Polyester skirt, $159.
5 Lace dress, $399.
6 Polyester dress, $399.
7 Polyester dress, $249.
8 Polyester gown with floral embroidery, $299.
9 Brass, glass and freshwater pearl earrings, $84.95.
10 Lace booties, $399.
The man behind this collaboration, which drops Nov 7.
"Exaggerated cap sleeves at Louis Vuitton."
Have It All With Modern Maximalism
The contemporary way to do it: sculptural detailing and sleek silhouettes. The modern woman already knows that fashion can be simple and elegant without being boring – as evidenced by the cult following for Jil Sander, The Row and Phoebe Philo’s Celine.
This Cruise season, though, a new wave of names are putting their own spin on it. From Bottega Veneta to Louis Vuitton and Chloe, designers are playing with fabrics, volume and proportion to add drama to minimalist proportions.
And it’s not just confined to the runways. Scroll through Instagram and you’ll be inspired by the effortlessly modern styles of fashion influencers like Sara Crampton, Annemiek Kessels and Brittany Bathgate.
Why you should cop their look too: The easy to mix and match designs allow you to maximise your outfits – each guaranteed to look as effortlessly stunning as the last.
Contrast classic staples with unique design elements – a black blazer with a pleated peplum belt – or layer with different textures. – DK
"Chloe’s detachable peplum belt adds drama to a tailored blazer."
COORDINATION SEAN THAM
PHOTOGRAPHY JOEL LOW, ASSISTED BY ALFIE PAN STYLING DARYLL ALEXIUS YEO, ASSISTED BY JEREMY TAN HAIR & MAKEUP MANISA TAN, USING REVLON PROFESSIONAL & HERA NAILS REBECCA CHUANG/ FLUTTERY TIPS MODEL KSENIA/AVE