JUNGLES IN PARIS #1: LA MENAGERIE DU JARDIN DES PLANTES

As we worked on the Spring Summer 2013 collections, the jungle was our main inspiration. We went on a trip to rural Thailand to find the essence of the jungle, but we also tried to find this idea in our everyday lives in Paris. This started us on our quest to find the jungles of the city - the places where we could find that bit of nature and wildness on our lunch breaks - and we found so many amazing and inspirational jungles within our own stomping grounds. The first one on our list is the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes.

 

The oldest zoological garden in the world, the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes, was founded in 1793 in Paris's famous Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle. It's easy to miss this beautiful zoo among all the other sights at the museum and botanical gardens, but it's the perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon getting inspiration from the animal kingdom, which is a must for us here at Kenzo.

 

Check out the pictures of our trip there and then check out the Ménagerie yourself there:
Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes
57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris, France

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