The complete lookbook from the highly anticipated KENZO x H&M designer collaboration has been unveiled today. The campaign stars a cool cast of ambassadors in the pattern-heavy, technicolor collection coming on November 3rd. The collection will be available in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, including Dublin’s College Green flagship store, as well as online for the very first time in Ireland at www.hm.com, from 3rd November 2016.
The look book images have been shot on a variety of artists, young creatives and activists, each an ambassador for KENZO x H&M. The ambassadors featured in the lookbook are writer and activist Amy Sall, photographer Youngjun Koo, artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable, musician and performance artist Oko Ebombo, fashion editor Harriet Verney, make-up artist Isamaya Ffrench, artist Ingrid, musician Anna of the North, model and rapper Le1f, as well as models Mae Lapres, Hao Liu, Selena Forrest, Tom Gaskin, Julia Banas and Pierre Painchaud.
The theme behind Carol Lim and Humberto Leon’s collection for the high-street brand is diversity. “We could have gone down the safe route in terms of models and fashion photographers, but we really wanted something different, as a way of talking about something that’s important to us and the house,” Carol Lim shared with Vogue. “The list of people in the campaign, it’s incredible – people who stand for more than just what meets the eye. So having these seven people who represent a span of things in their own lives to us feels really deep and meaningful,” Lim told us. “That’s what the campaign is about.”
The lookbook features a key selection of looks from the designer collaboration and stars a diverse cast of talented, passionate and creative ambassadors, each of whom expresses their individuality and values with style.
Check out the lookbook in our gallery above.
The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3rd.