Prints of the season #1: NEON PLAID

One of the focal prints of Fall/Winter 2014, neon plaid takes one of the familiar elements of the American North-West (just count how many characters favor the soft checked flannel in Twin Peaks, for instance) and twists it with an injection of night-club neon, as observed through a filter of cinematic smoke.




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Neon signs emerging from the darkness are a well-known motif in David Lynch’s films, which provided the core inspiration for the KENZO Fall/Winter 2014 collections. The late Dan Flavin – famous for his minimalist fluorescent works - is one of Carol and Humberto’s favorite artists, and as such, the appearance of neon tones has peppered almost all of their KENZO collections.

The flickering and distorted lines of the Neon Plaid print are hypnotic, echoing the lure and ambivalence of neon diner signs. In three colorways – White, Fuschia and Wild Lime, Neon Plaid illuminates dresses, trousers and jackets for women and skinny jeans for men.