The Swedish fast-fashion authority has finally returned with another designer collaboration that fans of print and color have been waiting for. Kenzo, the Paris fashion house known for its iconic tiger print jumpers, will be releasing a full collection of clothes and accessories with H&M this coming November 3.
The preview of the collection’s lookbook from H&M features artists, activists, and influencers chosen by Kenzo’s creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim themselves. In an interview with Vogue, Humberto explained that they are “people we admire, icons in their own fields, [and] people who are influential beyond their fashion sensibility.” This includes Amy Sall, founder of a critical journal for African affairs called SUNU, poet and artist Juliana Huxtable, make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, and musician Oko Ebombo.
In true Kenzo fashion, bright colors and bold prints will adorn the collaboration. Its signature tiger stripes will apparently be on everything, including bodysuit-like tops and leggings, parkas, crossbody bags, and even gloves. Both designers have also reportedly reviewed founder Kenzo Takada’s old records to piece together how to perfectly introduce the brand’s true spirit to high-street fashion.
Seasoned fans of the brand and new customers alike will definitely be transported to the real Kenzo world through this explosive assortment of bold basics and outerwear. And although we will always love our blacks and whites, no one can deny that it’s high-time to finally put some color back into streetwear.