COLOR & CHILL: KENZO X H&M

It's no secret that I love prints and patterns so when I happened upon the KENZO x HM Collection, I gagged! Bless the fashion gods who thought this was necessary!

For those who are unfamiliar with KENZO... ~~> here you go:

KENZO is a Paris-based luxury brand that forgoes demure French chic for a kaleidoscopic jungle with a global beat. They don’t shy away from boldness or the liberal use of patterns and textures. KENZO’s creative directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, tap into global youth culture, creating clothes that realize a universal, no-rules, pan-everything vision. “Being able to speak to an even wider audience and reach people that may not know what KENZO is, is really exciting,” says Humberto. “Each piece has meaning, relevance and importance. That was our mission from the beginning.” Humberto and Carol have designed a collection that exemplifies the bold world of KENZO. This collaboration was also a chance for them to reflect, remix and expand on their archives, as well as honour Kenzo Takada, the Japanese design visionary who founded the label in 1970. The unique collection is a result of celebrating the past and melding it with the present and future. The shapes and silhouettes are modern and fresh. Many of the garments are reversible, a hallmark of KENZO, and boast high-quality craftsmanship. “We wanted to make collectors’ items,” says Carol. “Pieces that will last.” There's a balance of street-inspired gear and outré items, such as ribbon dresses, kimonos and neon faux fur jackets. The KENZO x H&M collection of menswear, womenswear and accessories will be available worldwide, online and in 250 H&M stores on November 3rd. (via hm.com)

The collection is complete with jackets and coats, shirts and tops, dresses, pants and accessories. And, for the colorful man, they have an assortment for your discerning taste, as well. Don't believe me? Keep scrolling!

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