Kenzo x H&M hit stores last week, marking one of the frenziest shopping experience of the year.
The annual collaboration sees the Swedish brand working with top fashion designers, to create an exclusive collection for the much more affordable H&M stores worldwide.
True to the Paris-based luxury Kenzo brand, the collection of menswear, womenswear and accessories is very exotic, colourful and full of animal prints. The Tiger-striped Jumpsuit (as modelled by Chance the Rapper) and women’s Wool Leggings, available in blue and red, seem to be the most popular to date, but the colourful animal print jeans and leggings are also great choices. Just team them with a black or white shirt for a more modest look.
Oversize, 80s style jackets have wooed fashion bloggers worldwide – see Faux Fur Jacket, Reversible Bomber and Pile-lined Leather – but fashionistas all over the globe have also fell in love with the Patterned Dress (modelled by Chloe Sevigny) – an impressive mix of colours, patterns and daring folklore styled neckline. As for accessories, the towering Tiger Stripe Ankle Boots, in pink and black with their unique, zig-zag structured sole are both girly and brave – the perfect statement accessory to a minimalistic outfit.
While the Kenzo x H&M pieces are not cheap – ranging from £10 for a pair of socks to £400 for a jacket – they are definitely more affordable than the prices in the Kenzo boutiques. So quit the window shopping and bag your Kenzo before it goes. The collection is only available for a few days, and is already selling quickly!
We’re loving the interviews with KENZO x H&M campaign ambassadors, Chloe Sevigny, Iman, Chance the Rapper, Rosario Dawson, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Suboi and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on H&M’s YouTube channel. Check them out HERE.
Words: Dobrawa Zowislo