It’s that time again! Last week Kenzo x H&M gave us a teaser by releasing their look book for the upcoming collaboration. Last night we were on the scene for their highly anticipated runway show that will kick off the countdown to one of the most vibrant, colorful collection yet!
Let’s get one thing straight; this show was complex. Kenzo x H&M gave the performance of a lifetime! Models sashayed down the runway in groups of 3 all while performing a dance number to the classic song, “Express Yourself,” by Charles Wright. Oh yea, let’s not forget the marching band that played along to the music and danced with the models. Not your typical runway show.
The burst of colors and prints will awake your animalistic instinct. Kenzo takes you on a ride in the jungle by merging colorful zebra prints with festive florals, polka dots and cheetah. While the visual stimulation may seem overwhelming, the collection offers fun and liveliness.
Matching sets were among the many themes in the show. A modern-day interpretation of jungle living comes to life in the blue men’s wear set. The subtle trimming of zebra prints mixed with blue, green and red cheetah translates into a wearable, casual look. Perhaps my favorite piece from the collection is the floral bardot crop top and matching palazzo pants. The effortless, whimsical set is my idea of what Kenzo’s princess of the jungle would wear.
The collection is filled with fun, loud pieces. If you’re not a risk taker when it comes to fashion, you probably won’t be a huge fan of print and color overload. It literally stimulates all of your senses!
Instead of a final walk, the show ended flash-mob style. Models, dancers and band members got on the runway and danced like their lives depended on it. It was pretty dope!
Seated front row were some of our fashion favorites. Iman and Bethann Hardison (both in the Kenxo x H&M collection) sat with June Ambrose.
The after party was sponsored by Belvedere. Their signature cocktails definitely matched the energy of the event!
If the fashion fete was not enough, Kenxo x H&M had a popup shop, allowing you first dibs on the new collection. While waiting on the line to get into the store, I ran into Rosario Dawson. The actress was dressed in a skirt from the line and by the looks of it, she indulged in some shopping!
The Kenzo x H&M show was a direct representation of the collection. It is bold, powerful and not for bland. These are conversational pieces that make statements. If you’re not ready to be the center of attention, then this collaboration may not be for you. What do you think? Will you join the hype on Friday, November 5th?
XOXO – Marsha B.