Ah, yet another exciting collaboration to look out for. H&M has been pulling off successful stints with high fashion names, we’re talking Karl Lagerfeld, MARNI and the sorts, with the most recent Balmain collection stealing our hearts wildly. Not so wild for our bank accounts, but hey.
- 3 November 2016, 08:00 (SGT), H&M’s flagship store and H&M ION Orchard will be launching the next lot of sinful haute couture meets high street, the Kenzo x H&M collection.
Better get there early, because you know, the usual, it’s going to sell out fast, the queue is going to form a good long time before and you’re only limited to a piece of each clothing online.
So what can we expect, you ask. With Kenzo, it’s always about bold prints that are eclectic and chic.
Creative directors of Kenzo, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon shared their vision for this print-heavy and daring collection, a mix of Kenzo’s past and present, piecing together all their iconic pieces from the 70s, 80s and 90s to the contemporary street aesthetic that the duo adapted when they took over in 2011.
Browsing through the collection, I’ve seen multifarious influences from different cultures, especially Russian and Japanese. There’s one particular dress that reminded me so much of the Matryoshka doll.
In the collection, you’ll find pieces with their iconic tiger logo that many of us, myself included, adore so dearly.
It’s going to be one-of-a-kind sort of special, with designs so loud you won’t be out-shined and complex layers of fashion and beauty combined. I know, your heart is wondering which piece to go straight for because competition is tough and time is limited — you’ve gotta know what you want and head straight for that rack in the merciless battlefield on that very faithful day.
Here’s my predicted hot picks:
Reversible Silk Kimono ($399)
All about that floral and loudness without being too gaudy.
Pile Bomber Jacket ($249)
Bomber jackets aren’t ready to go just yet.
Off The Shoulder Top ($99.90)
Reversible Silk Blend Trousers ($299)
Co-ords but in a hippie-meets-russian doll manner that will allow you to stand out from the rest of them basic bitches.
T-Shirt With Appliques ($59.90)
I mean, how can you ever go wrong with this.
Wide Silk Dress ($299)
For that coy yet sweet doll in you.
Reversible Silk Blend Dress ($199)
Or that classy and chic persona you don every other day that shows how fun you are as a person without compromising on fashion and comfort.
Patterned Dress ($399)
Patterned Maxi Dress ($699)
Okay, so these two dresses are like the trophy of the collection, so enchanting to look at and you desperately want to own one of them but aren’t too sure of how you’re going to pull it off but you’re still going to do it anyway because there’s really no room for regrets. Remember what I said about Matryoshka dolls?
Mind you, these are the pieces that I can still envision myself walking down the streets without feeling too flamboyant for my own good and I’ll consider myself pretty damn extravagant when it comes to being over-the-top.
So you know, the collection has a lot more to offer, a lot more room for that extra eccentric style you possess. I’m talking about pink tiger prints, with a large bow for a cap. ‘Nuff said. Go check it out yourself.
Launch Date: 3 November 2016, 8AM
Kenzo X H&M : 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 | Find out more on H&M website
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