Get ready for an assault on your senses because Kenzo x H&M is launching November 3rd. Once again, a famed Parisian based luxury brand creates a collection for a favorite fashion fashion retailer. The difference though is that Kenzo is known for its boldly assertive colors, prints, and textures. Kenzo doesn’t evoke the same opulence and glitz as the Lanvin or Balmain collections. But the bolder among us can definitely rock these unique patterns. Many of these pieces are also reversible, as they are in Kenzo’s runway pieces. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Kenzo wanted to create collector’s pieces that would reach many more people.
I’m kinda intrigued even though pieces are brighter than my usual clothing. Another unexpected part of this collection are the models in the campaign. The diverse cast of famous faces include Rosario Dawson and Chance the rapper. But this roundup also includes “icons in their fields” like artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable, activist writer Amy Sall, photographer Youngjun Koo as well. Expect to see ribbon dresses, neon faux fur and kimonos recreated in modern shapes honoring Kenzo’s archives. As a result, these pieces are quite unlike anything I’ve seen before. There is an undeniable energy and sense of youth in this collaboration. While most of the pieces are colorful and bright, there are jewels in the collection like the blue mesh print which is unexpectedly elegant. The bold prints are really fabulous for kid’s clothing and definitely hope to score a few things for my little one.
Kenzo x H&M