KENZO IN THE STREETS DOSTOEVSKIJ IN THE SHEETS

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Since joining the house in 2011, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have brought it back to its original DNA with collections full of bold colors and vivid prints, an eye for sportswear and street style, artist collaborations and creative digital campaigns. Their collaboration with H&M is further proof of the way they push forward the legacy of the house with a knowledge of its history but an eye to the present and the future. An explosion of prints, colors and layers, the KENZO X H&M collection is a perfect example in how to bring a fashion house’s evolution to the general public. Launched in NY with a fashion show and event art directed by Jean Paul Goude which featured dancers, beatboxers, whistlers and musicians, the collection mixes jungle, sportswear and folk in a fun, energetic way.


Taking inspiration from Kenzo Takada’s mix & match attitude ( which originally wasn’t quite a choice as he had to source his fabrics from flea markets) The designer duo of Lim and Leon paired colorful animal prints, floral patterns and folkloric dresses, romantic ruffles and neoprene, bold colors and prints, some even on the same item as many are double-face.
“Kenzo, as a brand, has such a rich and fascinating history, it can be hard to determine what exactly we have changed, with our new collections, we hope that we have injected the brand with a youthful spirit and a sense of fun and cheekiness.’’ Leon has said a year after they started designing for the house, ‘’ But we also want to respect and preserve the traditions of the Kenzo house, such as the importance of prints and the sense of worldliness and travel that has been intrinsic to every collection in the history of Kenzo.” Their collaboration with H&M might not be the ideal wardrobe of the retiring flower, but it shows their impressive grasp on the delicate balance between modern attitude and brand heritage.


The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3.

MODEL ALEXIEY AT WONDERWALL

PHOTOS & STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

ALL CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES KENZO X H&M EXCEPT SHOES H&M

WANG BANG ( AN ALEXANDER WANG X H&M SPECIAL)

Fashion, Flamboyant Exclusive, This Is A Special

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PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI & RICCARDO SLAVIK

STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

MODEL VLADIMIR AT FASHION

STYLING ASSISTANT LEONARDO PERSICO

ALL CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES ALEXANDER WANG X H&M EXCEPT; COWBOY HAT ( WORN UNDER WANG BEANIE) MOSCHINO, PINS JUDY BLAME, LEATHER CAP AND SUSPENDERS H&M, GREY TURTLENCK, SWIMSUIT, SOCKS AND JEWELRY STYLIST’S OWN

Being at the forefront of the Sport/Luxe trend of the last few seasons, Wang was the ideal candidate to create a sort of A-Z of metropolitan sportswear for the larger public. With a palette that runs the gamut, so to speak, from light grey to black, and materials like neoprene, leather and dry-fit the collection moves from sport to catwalk, to sidewalk, and back again. If you liked what we used in our little special, here’s some of the items in detail.

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€ 79,99

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€ 99

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€ 39,99

6104_SL_229_low

€ 249

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€ 99

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€ 49,99

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€ 24,99

FLAMBOYANT PRESENTS: MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA WITH H&M

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PHOTOS LORENZO MARCUCCI

STYLING RICCARDO SLAVIK

MAKE UP: SABINA ZAIELLO USING MAC COSMETICS
HAIR: GIORDANO GALLANA

STYLING ASSISTANTS: MY MYSCHA , DILARA CELEBI

SPECIAL THANX FOR DIGITAL POSTPRODUCTION TO LORENZO MASCHER @ PHOTO/IN

MODELS : SIMONE NOBILI @ INDEPENDENT  EVELINA TOTEVA @ FASHION

ALL CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA WITH H&M ( EXEPT GREY LONG-JOHNS AND SOCKS VINTAGE H&M)

Go on, dont lie, when you first heard of the upcoming collab between minimalist house par excellence Maison Martin Margiela and fast-fashion giant H&M you, like me, cringed a tiny bit and thought ”omg this is SO not gonna work..’ thinking lightly that THAT was something you neednt worry saving your money for.. WEEL HUNTYS YOU, AND I WERE MAJORLY WRONG… I’m not new to a volte-face, you might have noticed, but this time, when I finally had a chance to see and touch the clothes, I spun so fast the weather in Australia changed for a week. Not only does the collaboration focus on the recreation of iconic pieces from the Margiela archives, but it also shows incredible production levels, and once settled into the idea one can easily see how the pairing can make perfect sense, as Margiela himself always pushed the team and the ‘idea’ before anything, and never really cared too much about the concept of ‘luxe’.

A big part of his menswear for example was either a total recreation of favorite vintage finds, or a reworking of classic pieces, identity, class and status never anything but a negative counterpoint to anything the Maison put forth.

The ‘darted dress’ Evelina wears is a perfect example, copied from a recent collection but featuring many classic Margiela details, the hourglass, oversize sweater is a masterpiece of subtle kookiness, as is the partly inside-out sweater Simone is wearing, a classic twisted so subtly it might even look normal to an untrained eye. One of our favorites is the leather straps jacket, originally an incredibly expensive Artisanal piece perfectly reproduced for, well let’s say it, under 300€…

I won’t bore you any further as I know perfectly you only cared for the pics to begin with… but stay tuned because…well there might be more to come…

R.S.