The first looks from the upcoming Kenzo x H&M collaboration have been unveiled. The Swedish retailer has revealed three looks from the highly anticipated collection, and it is, predictably, a bold affair.
Channelling the Parisian fashion house's love of colourful print, the looks seamlessly blend athleisure wear with more glamorous pieces with vibrant results. Think tiger-print jersey rollneck tops and matching high-waisted leggings, jacquard knitted tiger-sock boots and long black leather gloves with pink logo rubber print spelling out the words 'Kenzo' and 'Paris'.
There is also an oversized leather jacket with pink faux shearling lining, a parka with a removable printed collar, block colour tiger-print jeans, padded flip-flops with tabi socks and a tiger print cap and scarf.
The looks are modeled by a new group of Kenzo x H&M ambassadors – a group of young creatives and activists that include Amy Sall, the founder of SUNU Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics, and Juliana Huxtable, an artist, poet and DJ. They are joined by makeup artist Isamaya French and musician and performance artist Oko Ebombo. Photographer Oliver Hadlee Pearch snapped the images.
H&M's red hot high fashion collaborations have traditionally been wildly successful. Over the past decade, the retailer has brought shoppers capsule collections with Jimmy Choo, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin, Versace, Alexander Wang and Balmain, to name just a few.
The Kenzo x H&M collection will launch on Nov 3 in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online at www.hm.com. – AFP Relaxnews