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The much-awaited collaboration of Valli with H&M finally arrives in Manila

From the first announcement of Giambattista Valli’s collaboration with global brand H&M, style icons and enthusiasts have been looking forward to owning the pieces. Many were thrilled to see how the esteemed designer translated his signature fantasy haute couture into a high-street, ready-to-wear collection. To officially celebrate its arrival in Manila this November, celebrities and beauty mavens graced the launch. Each delighted in finding the perfect style pieces for themselves, excitement running high for this first-of-its-kind collection.

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The interiors of the posh, pink-themed party.
Some of the collection including the light pink and stark red dresses in tulle.

A lavish party

The collection of Giambattista Valli launched in Manila reflected couture dreams and a pink paradise. From the lush blooms decor to the pristine white couches framed by gold, the launch evoked the power in embracing femininity and at the same time, gender-fluidity. After all, the collection includes menswear like sequinned jackets, pearl-encrusted hoodies, and floral-printed coats.

The launch in Greenbelt witnessed both men and women who were eager to get their hands on the pieces like the stark red dress in tulle. Their enthusiasm is understandable; each creation is unique, exquisite, and well-thought of. It marries the fast fashion fare and the exclusivity and grandeur of haute couture. Among the guests of the invite-only event were Salome Uy, Tim Yap, and Iza Calzado. Everyone enjoyed the party, celebrating another milestone for Valli and for major apparel brand H&M.

Scroll below to see more photos of the invite-only launch.

Photos by Kervin Luy and Sandro Paredes.

Milka Romero.
Iza Calzado.
Chris Nick.
Leopard-print coats and shoes encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
Angia Laurel, Franco Laurel, and Mariella Laurel.
Tim Yap.
Salome Uy.
Mark Bumgarner.
Junjun Ablaza.
Salome Uy picking out the stunning red tulle dress.
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