INSPIRED BY KENZO #8 - Kenzine, the Kenzo official blog

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To launch the KENZO Fall 2014 collection, Carol and Humberto enlisted directors Partel Oliva and web/3D designers Kim Boutin and David Broner to create an interactive 3D and video experience. The result of their collaboration is available online at www.kenzo.com/fall2014, where you can visit the 3D exhibition space on your computer using your smartphone as a remote. The experience features music by Fatima Al Qadiri, who created the soundtrack for the men's Fall/Winter 2014 show. 

 

The KENZO Prefall 2014 collection is in many ways a foray into the uncanny. Things are not always what they seem. Life at its most ordinary is skewed, twisted, until it appears fraught with surprises...

 

 

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Over the course of a few nights before the opening of Grace To The Nth Power, a solo show inspired by Sudanese-American model Grace Bol, all but one of the artworks are stolen from the gallery. Still, the exhibition opens, with the missing pieces replaced by videos showing the thieves at work. Visitors are admitted one by one into the darkened gallery, to witness the unmaking of the old show and the making of the new.

The gallery exists online on a dedicated website, as a 3D space the user navigates using their mobile device which is tethered to the site. The story is deployed recursively on many levels, across the WebGL 3D site, the artworks, the videos.

Grace Bol plays herself and Sang Woo Kim plays her accomplice. 

A dedicated gallery shop has been created for visitors who wish to purchase garments seen in the videos.

The videos and artworks will be displayed during a dedicated exhibition running from September 24h - 26th at Galerie 12Mail / Red Bull Space, 12 rue du Mail, Paris.

Shop our Pre-Fall collection for women.

Shop our Pre-Fall collection for men.

The ultimate detail to twist a simple look...

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And walk through the clouds.

Our Tiger Heads brand new print is now available at our eshop!

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The word “espadrille” can be traced back to the Greek word “Sparta” (”σπαρτος”), which produced the Old Provençal word for “sparterie” (“espart”) and eventually the Occitan-language version “espardille”.
 

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The espadrille is a light canvas (originally hemp) shoe with a rope sole. It originated in the Catalan and Basque Pyrenees (home of the beret) where it is part of traditional folk dress worn for working, mountain hiking, dancing and even rugby! The ankle-tie option has been around since the Middle Ages, with laces often produced in a contrasting color.
Espadrille production methods were for a long time a closely-guarded secret in this part of the world: up until the 17th century, manufacture or sale to outsiders was banned!
If you are faithful to the classic version, then go for our espadrilles featuring a tiger head - they are available in denim or thick white canvas. If you are looking for something new, you will love the contemporary lace-up espadrille featuring our KENZO Basket Weave motif.

The last image from our nail story inpired by our KENZO Spring Summer 2013 prints and patterns.

 

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