It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, the annual H&M collaboration! This collaboration with Kenzo is even more wonderful than the brocade and beading of Balmain last year and the monochromatic sleek designs of Alexander Wang two years ago. The Kenzo x H&M collection could not be more fun. The collection is bright, exciting and boastfully creative. It stays true to the vision of founder Kenzo Takada, and also to the reimagined taste of creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.“We wanted to make collectors’ items,” says Lim. “Pieces that will last.”
From cuts, prints, and fabric, this collaboration brought a menagerie of the standout pieces seen on the runway along with popular sweaters and sweatshirts with the tiger. Many of the pieces have the Kenzo name stitched with the theme for the collection, “Jungle Kenzo Paris.” Craftsmanship is always one of the main defining characteristics of a high-end brand, the materials used and how they are executed. For H&M, Kenzo’s fabrics are soft but still have a weight to them that resonates with many of Kenzo’s runway pieces. A hallmark of Kenzo is reversible design. The H&M collection highlighted this feature with pink tiger prints on the backside of many of the dark greens and aquamarines. Kenzo is a street style brand. With the lower prices and greater accessibility of the H&M collaboration, the wonder of Kenzo is now available in stores for the masses.
My Look: Kenzo x HM dress, Calvin Klein tights, and Zara Trafaluc shoes