FROM THE ARCHIVES : THE FALCON WAVE JACKET

We’ve been digging through the Kenzo Archives to find some of the most fun and crazy pieces from deep in Kenzo’s history to share here on the blog.

One of the first things that caught our eye was this double breasted jacket from the Spring Summer 1981 collection. The crashing wave print on the front of this women's jacket continues around the sleeves and across the back, where a blue falcon is flying so low it’s almost becoming one of the waves. This piece inspired by 18th century Japanese woodblock printing styles, in particular that of the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his famed painting “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”. It’s a perfect example of Kenzo’s early days, focused on combining Japanese and Parisian styles together to create something completely original.

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