As H&M’s hottest collab goes live, we speak to American actor and model Cameron Monaghan about the collection…

What is it specifically about wearing the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection that makes you feel confident? Giambattista brings bold patterns and elaborate design to familiar shapes and dependable pieces. It’s the modern meets neoclassical, sometimes with literal painting giving tribute to the elegance of the Renaissance and history. It’s an awesome combination of bold and ornamental mixed with practical and wearable.

What are your favorite pieces from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection? I’m a big fan of the flower-print sweater I wore. I look forward to the fall months just to put on a good jumper and I’ve always been a fan of florals on men.

How would you personally style those pieces from the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection? I had a leopard print jogger/sweatsuit/faux-fur jacket combo that at first I thought might be out of my comfort zone for casuals. But once I tried it on, it was an awesome look. Fun, fresh, and with a lot of personality. It opened me up to wearing more animal prints in the future.

What was the most memorable or fun moment from the Giambattista Valli x H&M campaign shoot in Rome? Just walking in to these beautiful locations for the first time. These lush, beautiful, old estates and gardens. They were surrounded by such gorgeous art, incredible paintings and sculptures; it was inspiring and put us all in the mood to make something cool. We all wanted to live up to the dope setting and try to make the shoot badass.

How would you describe the Giambattista Valli x H&M collection in three words? Classic molded modern.

Read Passion Arabia’s five minutes with Giambattista Valli and H&M’s Creative Advisor, Ann-Sofie Johansson here!