The study of an evolutionary wardrobe cultivated from the bridge-building perspective of a Japanese designer in Paris

Staged on the golden soil of the Palais-Royal – a location dear to the heart of the Artistic Director – it is a natural florescence of the cross-pollination found at the core of KENZO:

a stylistic ecosystem nurtured by Nigo’s creative exchange with the archives of Kenzo Takada, the dress codes of their shared Japanese heritage, and the Parisian spirit of the Maison.

As part of the essence of Japanese culture, we included JOJO Naitou, a Kyoto native brand, to the collection.

Cultured by time, the expression unfolds in silhouettes, constructions and techniques that become entirely their own, rendered in the vibrant colours of origami paper across re-imagined adaptations of archival motifs.

In his second creative exchange with KENZO, the Japanese graphic artist Verdy – a long-time friend of Nigo – applies his animated signature to the Maison’s iconography.