The KENZO x H&M Show Is One Seriously Spectacular Affair

The collaboration's launch took place in New York last night, with an A-list crowd and A LOT of raucous fun...

Okay, that’s it. We’re withholding our rent and cancelling the entire month’s plans – because we need the entire KENZO x H&M collection.

The collaboration’s show took place in New York last night, and it was a seriously spectacular affair.

KENZO’s creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon proved that they’ve managed to perfectly mix high-fashion with fun, unveiling bold prints, statement pieces and vivid colours.

KENZO x H&M launch

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And what better way to do this than with a raucous showcase? That’s exactly what we got, with the evening’s proceedings being directed by fashion legend Jean-Paul Goude.

We saw a cast of dancers, beatboxers, whistlers and musicians strutting around a square runway. Not only that, but as the show finished, guests were treated to a surprise performance by rapper Ice Cube.

KENZO x H&M launch

So who made it onto the guest list? Well, stars included Charli XCX, Chloe Sevigny, Sienna Miller, Elizabeth Olsen, Halsey, Iman, Joe Jonas, Lupita Nyong’o and Rosario Dawson.

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It’s clear that those at the centre of the collaboration were incredibly proud – and so they should be.

KENZO x H&M launch

Lim and Leon said: ‘Tonight was a celebration of everything we love about KENZO x H&M – it was a fun, vibrant and unexpected celebratory mix of different worlds coming together.

‘It was a show we will never forget.’

H&M’s creative advisor Ann-Sofie Johansson added: ‘The launch of KENZO x H&M was truly spectacular. It was amazing to see the collection come to life with all its incredible print, colour and energy.

KENZO x H&M launch

‘It was such an honour to have Jean-Paul Goude direct the show and he captured the mood perfectly.’

The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in H&M stores and online from 3 November.