Pret-a-Reporter

H&M Taps Kenzo for Latest Designer Collab

Courtesy of H&M
Kenzo’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leo with H&M’s Ann-Sofie Johansson (center)

Nov. 3 can't come soon enough.

Kenzo, the Parisian label synonymous with splashy prints, street style-infused wear and its signature tiger motif, has been chosen by H&M for its latest designer collaboration. The partnership, which was announced Wednesday, is scheduled to hit shelves in more than 250 H&M stores and online Nov. 3.

The LVMH-owned label is the latest in a long line of esteemed brands to create capsule collections for the fast-fashion giant, starting with Karl Lagerfeld in 2004 and continuing on with the likes of Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Viktor & Rolf and, most recently, Balmain.

"With this collaboration with H&M we want to think big, push the boundaries and bring the new energy of Kenzo to everyone around the world," said Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon in a press release. The collaboration will encompass men's, women's and accessories collections. A video on H&M's Instagram account announcing the partnership hinted at plenty of color-saturated leopard print.

Collaborations are also second nature to Lim and Leon, who joined the fashion house in 2011. As the founders of Opening Ceremony, the duo has teamed up with everyone from Rodarte to Maison Martin Margiela. For Kenzo, Lim and Leon most recently created a Jungle Book-inspired limited-edition capsule collection, timed to the April release of the Disney film.

comments powered by Disqus