#HMBalmination is a distant memory as H&M prepares to welcome its new guest designer collection.
The international retailer revealed the first three looks from the Kenzo x H&M collection, which is set to launch this fall. Color, print and individuality are the key highlights of the collection’s exclusive sneak-peek, featuring photos of artists, influencers and young creatives.
Activist Amy Sall and poet Juliana Huxtable, both from New York, are featured in the first image of the Kenzo x H&M lookbook. The two women are wearing red and blue tiger print jersey rollneck tops, matching high waisted jeggings, black leather gloves with a pink logo print and jacquard knitted tiger-sock shaft boots.
London-based makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench appears in the second image, wearing an oversized black leather jacket with pink faux shearling lining, a matching red tiger print jersey rollneck top and high waisted leggings.
Musician Oko Ebombo in the lookbook’s last preview wears a removable printed collar parka, black tiger-print jeans, and padded flip-flops with tabi socks. Additional accessories on Ebombo include a blue tiger-printed cap with an attached scarf, a printed woven scarf and a green tiger-printed crossbody bag.
Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon were excited about the launch of the collection. In addition to incorporating color, print and individuality into the collection’s pieces, both designers wanted to merge Kenzo’s iconic heritage with today’s unique consumer.
“We like to make sure each piece [in the collection] has its own value and feels special, but at the same time that the collection as a whole feels really united. That means that people should be as excited to own a T-shirt as they are to own a dress. Each piece should feel deliberate,” Leon said in an interview in H&M Magazine.
The Kenzo X H&M collection will be available to purchase in stores and online starting Nov. 3.