KENZOPEDIA #17: Q for... Quest

Travel is an essential part of the KENZO story. Kenzo Takada left his native Japan in 1965 on an odyssey which would end in his conquest of Paris.

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He later flew to Peru, India and Africa in search of inspiration. It was travel as well that inspired Carol and Humberto to found Opening Ceremony and showcase designers from Hong Kong, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, France, and the rest of the world. And it is still that quest to discover new places and new cultures that inspire them for the KENZO collections. Last season, we trailed the jungles of Thaïland. This season, we went on a mythical trip to India, Nepal and China, and next summer we will take a ticket for the sun, in California.