Like Kenzo Takada before them, Carol and Humberto worked to present what they themselves called an “outsider’s view” on the French girl's look: “Living between Paris and New York, we love and revere the ease and effortlessness of French dressing.”
Playing on Gallic staples such as the blue and white Breton striped knit, girlish chemises, refined tailoring with playful parachute-like volumes and gilded hardware in the form of medallions and chains, they aimed to ultimately pay homage to the refined signatures of the classic French woman’s wardrobe.
Carol and Humberto added their signature contemporary and energizing twist to all: graphic shapes reflecting the precise geometry of 17th Century French gardens; cobalt blue legionnaire sandals; colour and print blocking and a giant polka dot motif with Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty badges scattered across it. As they put it themselves - “We love excess à la Française!”
See the full Resort 2015 collection here and read Carol and Humberto's statement.
KENZO presents a new range of bags for 2015, including the 'Bike' bag in pebbled leathers and spazzolato trims.