Kenzopedia #11 : K for... Kalifornia

Kalifornia is the name of KENZO’s signature bag. Launched in Autumn/Winter 2013, it received a sundrenched summer makeover of bright colors and aquatic prints for the Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

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Humberto Leon and Carol Lim both hail from the Golden State, and the Californian culture they grew up with continues to influence them and inform KENZO with a new, energetic spirit. The Kalifornia bag is the unprecedented perfect synthesis between Parisian chic and Californian laid-back attitude.


Kalifornia was launched last December in an indoor skate park in Los Angeles, where four pro skaters were rode the dinner table while Kelela and Total Freedom from Californian label Fade to Mind took care of the music. Carol and Humberto’s friends – including Fergie, Rashida Jones, Rose McGowan, Gia Coppola and Devon Aoki, muse of course of the  Spring/Summer 2014 campaign – all dropped by to support KENZO for the launch.