KENZO X H&M Runway Show Is A Spectacle

By October 20, 2016Fashion News

Jean-Paul Goude puts the ‘show’ in fashion show.


Last night saw dancers, beatboxers, whistlers and musicians take to the runway for director Jean-Paul Goude’s spectacle of a fashion show for the upcoming KENZO x H&M collection. The show took place at Pier 36 in New York and was set to a soundtrack of a remixed “Express Yourself” by Sam Spiegel and was wrapped up with a surprise performance from Ice Cube.

“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,” said Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Creative Directors of KENZO.

But whist the show looked to be a lot of fun, and yes it did reflect the wild theme of the clothing, many are citing that the collection may not sell well in comparison to previous H&M collabs. Was all that razzmatazz and showiness in fact a much-needed mask for the clothes to hide behind? We at PAUSE are left wondering whether that ‘feast-for-the-eyes’ show was just a clever marketing ploy to amp up the anticipation and get people excited about the collection again.

Check out the images from the show below, the video above and let us know what you think the collection in the comments below.

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

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