The time has finally come once again, for Swiss clothing company H&M to collaborate with a top fashion brand. After last years Balmain collaboration caused a storm (and I’m sure a lot of money), H&M have decided to release their next collaboration; and I’m beyond impressed!
French fashion house Kenzo has been brought in with its two creative directors Carol Lim and Humberts Leon and they aim to produce a sell out!
Model Iman was featured in the first released images of the collection. Both a model and widow of the late and great David Bowie, Iman is show wearing a loose fit leopard print maxi dress in an image that was shot by legendary Jean Paul Goude.
In a video accompanying, Iman talks about her position as an activist for refuges. A position that is very close to her heart as she herself fled Somalia for Kenya as a child.
Chance the rapper and Vietnamese rapper Soboi, star alongside Iman, this could show potential influence of diverse and cultural backgrounds, which might possibly lead to awareness of the on going, worldwide current affairs and refugees.
Other celebrities such as actress’ Rosario Dawsn and Chloe Sevigny are featured as well as Japanese musician Kyuichi Sakamoto and climate change activist Xiuhtezcatl Martines however all of their images are yet to be released.
A piece from the collaboration is already highly sought after. A short folkloric ribbon dress that features various prints- you can get your hands on this for £149.99, expensive still, but you could say more of a cheaper price for the Kenzo name.
A couple more images from the collection…
Available in around 270 selected stores worldwide and also online, be ready for the madness that is about to happen. Kenzo X H&M, Thursday 3rd November 2016.
More to come…