The Kenzo X H&M Campaign Taps Juliana Huxtable, Isamaya Ffrench
Two months after H&M officially announced their collaboration with Kenzo, the first three looks from the campaign have finally been released. After the wild successes of the Balmain and Alexander Wang collaborations, we can only imagine that Carol Lim and Humberto Leon‘s designs are going to fly off the shelves.
The differences of colors and textures radiate the typical Kenzo ideals. The models show off a recurring tiger pattern on boots, leggings, high roll neck tops, bags and socks in just three shots.
Lim and Leon told Vogue that they wanted their models to be “people we admire, icons in their own fields, people who are influential beyond their fashion sensibility.” We think they fully succeeded. The models include:
Our favorite makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench is a beauty genius—and she looks amazing in the campaign. To wit, in the past few months alone, she created Rihanna‘s look for the “Sledgehammer” video, has shot dozens of incredible editorials and campaigns, and even created a dinner party that looked exactly like a pile of makeup. Glorious.
Meet Oko Ebombo, a musician and performance artist who was raised in Paris and creates what he likes to call Visual Poetry.
Finally, there’s Amy Sall (left), the founder of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought and Aesthetics, a collective of works from young intellectuals. As you may know, Juliana Huxtable (right) is a poet, photographer, painter and DJ, and one of our very favorite avant-garde artists/party hosts..
Although the line doesn’t hit online shoppers and 250 H&M stores until November 1, we’re really digging the incredibly lively preview.
Stay tuned to Milk for more killer collabs.