Spring/Summer 2018 Ready-to-Wear

Kenzo

FOR OUR WOMEN’S COLLECTIONS FOR SPRING SUMMER 2018, KENZO CELEBRATES TWO MUSES - ONE WHO REPRESENTS THE MODERN VIEW OF THE HOUSE, AND ONE FROM ITS PAST. TWO PEOPLE WHO REVOLUTIONIZED THE GLOBAL ZEITGEIST IN VERY DIFFERENT WAYS. BETWEEN THESE TWO PEOPLE, THERE ARE AS MANY PARALLELS AS THERE ARE DIVERGENCES. WHAT REMAINS UNIQUE IS THEIR INDIVIDUAL CAPABILITY TO INSPIRE, PROVOKE AND INFLUENCE.
"RYUICHI SAKAMOTO REMAINS TO THIS DAY, ONE OF THE PEOPLE WHO SPARKS A MYRIAD OF IDEAS IN EVERYTHING WE DO. STARTING OFF AS ONE THIRD OF PIONEERING ELECTRO GROUP, ‘YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA’ AND THEN A SOLO COMPOSER, ACTIVIST AND DANCER, OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER HE HAS EPITOMIZED PROGRESS AND REFORM, ENLIGHTENMENT AND ENRICHMENT." SAID CAROL LIM & HUMBERTO LEON , CREATIVE DIRECTORS AT KENZO.

 

"SAYOKO YAMAGUCHI, ONE OF THE WORLD’S ORIGINAL SUPERMODELS, WAS ONE OF KENZO TAKADA’S MUSES. HER ORIGINALITY LAY IN HER CAPACITY TO OFFER CHAMELEON-LIKE QUALITIES TO ENDLESS INSPIRATIONS. UPON LOOKING THROUGH THE MANY IMAGES IN THE HOUSE’S ARCHIVES OF HER AND KENZO, WE WERE INSPIRED BY HER TRANSFORMATIVE CHARACTER." THEY ADDED.

 

FOR THE WOMEN’S COLLECTION WE WORKED WITH CLASHING STRIPES AND FLORALS. PAISLEY SKIRTS MEET RACING TEES. RUFFLED DRESSES IN CREPE APPEAR WITH FLORAL JACQUARD COATS. MEN’S TAILORED ELEMENTS CONTRAST WITH BOLDLY-FEMININE METALLIC SILKS OR MEMORY SATIN IN DUSTY PINKS. REVERSIBLE RAINCOATS OFFER THE OPTION OF A CLASSIC TRENCH OR HIGH GLOSS. TROUSER SHAPES ARE THE MEETING OF SKI PANTS AND BIKERS. BABY BLUE, VIVID YELLOW AND FUCHSIA TRANSPARENT ORGANZAS ARE WORN OVER GRAPHIC SKIRTS AND TOPS.

WOMEN’S ACCESSORIES PACK A FLORAL PUNCH WITH ESPECIALLY CONCEIVED FLOWER APPLIQUÉS ON BELTS, CHOKERS AND MATERIALLY MÉLANGED SANDALS. OUR NEW ‘GYOZA’ TOTE WITH A BALL CLASP FASTENING MAKES ITS DEBUT IN VIVID NEON, STRIPES OR PATENT LEATHER.

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