We’re still reeling from that absolutely bomb Balmain collection, but sure H&M, keep it coming with your always exciting (and doubtless debt-inducing) high-fashion collabs. This week, H&M teases us with the first three looks from their upcoming Kenzo team-up, and if these pictures are any indication, this collection is going to be screaming with the boldest and brightest of prints.
Kenzo’s penchant for striking colours and loud prints shines through in this lookbook, but what’s refreshing about these images is that the clothes are modelled by a variety of artists, young creatives and activists, who are now ambassadors for Kenzo x H&M. Dressed in a tiger print roll neck top, matching high-waisted leggings and long black leather gloves is Amy Sall, a New York-based student and activist who founded SUNU, a journal of African affairs. Joining her is artist-poet-DJ Juliana Huxtable, who models the identical outfit, albeit drenched in a different but just as flamboyant hue.
The tiger lady vibes are strong in this series: makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench wears an oversized leather jacket with pink faux shearling lining, with a hot pink tiger print jersey top and leggings, giving it the trippy appearance of a bodysuit. Paris-based musician and performance artist Oko Ebombo is also wrapped in all things tiger. From his scarf to his colour blocked jeans and tabi socks, the only thing that isn’t covered in tiger is his army green parka.
Kenzo x H&M will be available in selected stores and online from November 3.
Text Jerlene Ng
Images Oliver Hadlee Pearch