H&M's designer collabs are consistently high-profile and extremely hyped affairs. Last year, overly enthusiastic Balmain x H&M shoppers recreated a scene out of the Lion King, speaking to the fast-fashion retailer's ability to create excitement around these collections and consumers' hunger for designer clothing at fast-fashion prices. H&M is working the crowds again with these teaser images from its collaborative collection with Parisian house Kenzo.
As to be expected from Kenzo, the designs are colorful, in-your-face, and a little wacky. The single men's look in the images spotlights an olive green coat worn with a hat, bags, socks, scarf, and bottoms all in matching electric blue, green, and pink tiger stripes. The women's look includes bodysuits in the same pattern tiger stripe pattern and a leather jacket lined with faux pink fur.
The collection intends to celebrate individuality and that shines through from the clothing to the models featured in the lookbook. Instead of casting traditional models, the images include young creatives like Amy Sall, a student-activist; Juliana Huxtable, a New York-based artist, poet, and DJ; and Oko Ebombo, an artist and member of the band 19. The lookbook was shot by Oliver Hadlee Pearch.
Kenzo x H&M is set to hit stores on Nov. 2.