juliana huxtable, isamaya ffrench and amy sall model the new kenzo x h&m collection

Bold, bright and individual, the shots come courtesy of i-D fave Oliver Hadlee-Pearch.

by Tish Weinstock
26 July 2016, 1:25pm

Ever the tease, H&M has released the first three looks from its highly anticipated Kenzo collaboration. Cue flashes of bright, bold colour - hot pinks, cotton candy, and electric blue - and a dash of animal print. But, really, what else were you expecting? Pillaging Kenzo Takada's kaleidoscopic archive, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have decided that tiger stripes are indeed the order of the day, seen here in a selection of roll neck tops, caps, bags, high-waisted leggings and jeans. Yes please!

"We're celebrating the brand's 50th anniversary," Humberto told Vogue, "We've kept Kenzo Takada close to our hearts; he comes to all our shows. We want to do something that makes him feel proud". Shot by i-D fave Oliver Hadlee-Pearch, and modelled by a host of bright young creatives, including artist and poet Juliana Huxtable, NY-based human rights activist Amy Sall, and London make up artist Isamaya Ffrench, the lookbook is bursting with energy. We can't wait to see the rest!

The collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide and online from 3 Novemeber.


Text Tish Weinstock