Following Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang and most, recently Balmain, Kenzo is the latest fashion label to collaborate on a collection with high-street giant H&M. Due to hit store in November, the collection announcement had pulses racing and judging by the just-released lookbook shots, we're in for a sartorial treat.
The collection very much follows in the aesthetic that Kenzo devotees have come to know and love, with Carol Lim and Humberto Leon's love of colour permeating the collection, with an array of bold hues and even bolder prints adorning everything from jackets to leggings and shoes.
Amy Sall and Juliana Huxtable
Instead of using models for the campaign, Kenzo instead enlisted an army of artists and activists to show off their bold designs. The faces of the campaign include Isamaya Ffrench, who is a London-based make-up artist, Amy Sall, a student activist in NYC who founded SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics, Juliana Huxtable, who is an artist, poet and DJ also based in New York, and Oko Ebombo a musician and performance artist living in Paris.
The collection, and its accompanying campaign are a bold statement and both are sure to be a hit with the fashion crowd.
The Kenzo x H&M collection will be availble from November.