PRINTS PLEASE: Mixing and layering of bold patterns and striking animal prints were prominent in Kenzo’s collection for H&M, which features a lineup that includes dresses, tops, sweaters, skirts, jeans, outerwear and accessories.
The Swedish high-street brand — which released a few look book images in July — unveiled the full look book for the men’s and women’s range, which is set to go on sale Nov. 3 on the H&M website and in 270 selected H&M stores globally. Prices range from $12.99 for a pair of socks to $399 for a leather jacket.
Outerwear saw tiger and leopard animal prints blended in a mishmashed pattern on jackets for men and women in hues ranging from bright blue and deep red to a monochrome version. Meanwhile a women’s oversize leather jacket with pink faux-shearling lining was paired with a tiger-print top and high-waisted leggings. Separates included a range of tops, maxidresses and trousers, and the collaboration included a lineup of accessories such as hats, scarves, gloves, shoes, socks, bags and sunglasses. H&M did not reveal the number of styles or the price range.
The retailer teamed with Humberto Leon and Carol Lim on a range that aimed to “push the boundaries and bring the new energy of Kenzo to everyone around the world.”
The look book, photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch, featured artists, creatives and activists including activist Amy Sall, artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench, musician Anna of the North, writer Harriet Verney and photographer Youngjun Koo.
“Since joining the house in 2011, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have set their own fashion agenda with collections full of bold colors and vivid prints, revealed through high-impact shows, artist collaborations and creative digital campaigns,” H&M stated. “Global influences and traditions are remixed and fused with the energy of the street, resulting in collections that are both inspirational and accessible to their fans around the world. At Kenzo, fashion expresses freedom, joy and individuality for all.”
H&M has collaborated in the past with designers including Balmain, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin and Stella McCartney.