KENZO WOMEN'S SHOW FALL/WINTER 2014 - Kenzine, the Kenzo official blog

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The book corner section will highlight the most original aspects of Californian culture all summer long, through works selected and commented by Angelo Cirimele. This week, he picked a book about our favourite 3 's' of the summer: sand, sea and sky!

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It is striking, it is infinite, it is always unique and the light has endless variations. My eyes were glued to Tria Giovan’s images, like a movie screen, when you already know the story but just can’t seem to tear your eyes away until the very end. The (non) action takes place on the beaches of Sagaponack (NY), the actors are revealed in the title: the beach, water, sky and from there, nothing goes as planned. Calm or storm, the clouds, foam, twilight... we especially feel the time spent not watching for the right wave, but dealing with the elements. Tria Giovan is also known for her portraits and interior design photography – but we prefer the sea.

 


 

'Sand Sea Sky, Tria Giovan', 2011, 84 p. Ed. Damiani, Italy.
Kenzo - 60, rue de Rennes, Paris

KENZO is happy to announce the latest installment in its collaboration with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE): a 'No Fish No Nothing' digital pop up store, in Paris.

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For one week only, from March 21 to 27 2014, a digital window with a giant digital aquarium offers the opportunity to join KENZO and BLUE in their fight against overfishing and development of marine reserves of our planet.

A tactile screen allows buyers to browse and buy the garments and accessories from the No Fish No Nothing line for women and for men. Each selection will give birth to a digital fish that will enrich the aquarium.
You can also support this cause and add a fish with your name by taking a photo of the store and posting it to Instagram using the hashtag # NoFishNoNothing!

NoFishNoNothing Digital Pop Up
11 rue Debelleyme
75003 Paris
From March 21 to 27
Opening hours : 7am-1am

 

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Last night, KENZO friends and family were celebrating the Fall/Winter 2014 women's show at the Rex Club.
The Misshapes, Yu Masui, Cedric Rivrain, Michael Mayren, Rila Fukushima, Nicolas Gaudin, Pierpaolo Ferrari, Jonathan Friedman, Justin Wu, Kiddy Smile, Pablo Olea, Yvan Rodic, Jessica Alba, Clara 3000, André, Mademoiselle Yulia, Olympia le Tan or Mary Faline to name a few enjoyed a pop and house set by Dactylo with Carol and Humberto, followed by Jungle duo and a live by Katy B!

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Carol and Humberto mined the wondrous work and world of David Lynch for the last two KENZO collections (men’s and pre-Fall) and their infatuation reached a climatic point today at the woman’s Fall/Winter 2014 presentation in Paris. For the grand finale in this cinematic trilogy the duo actually worked with the iconic director himself on the soundtrack, mood, and set design, which included a giant sculpture that dramatically flickered at the end of the runway. “This was always our plan to work with him on the finale, on the ending,” said Humberto excitedly post show. 

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From the cloak and dagger dark curtained venue, to the maze-like configuration of the catwalk, and the driving kick-drum beat on the soundtrack, Lynch’s touch was distinctly present at every moment. Even the candied popcorn served to guests seemed like a nod to his obsession with Americana. “He really designed the entire thing,” said Humberto. “Including the mirrors, the configuration of the runway, even the way the girls walked… it was meant to feel like they were getting lost.”


 

Although Lynch’s oeuvre is both varied and extensive, this marks his first foray into the world of fashion shows. “He’s never worked on a fashion show so I think he was really intrigued about the process,” said Carol.

 

As for the garments, the duo set out to create a collection “though the eyes of David Lynch,” — a wardrobe for the modern Lynchian heroine. Silhouettes and, as ever with Kenzo, prints were the focal points of this collection with the former explored as never before. Volumes were exaggerated and then contrasted to great effect: lean tailored looks were styled with buoyant circle skirts that sat on the waist, fitted bodices had peplums, and sharp tailored suits that should have been slim were made in quilted down. Nothing was as it seemed.

 

The “tool creatures” first seen in the men’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection reappeared in both print and as embroidered motifs, and other prints were drawn directly from Lynch’s universe — reflections of shattered mountain ranges appeared in acid yellow and a herring-bone flooring pattern was pushed to almost a psychedelic effect.

 

 

KENZO regulars Leigh Lezark, Jessica Alba and Mademoiselle Yulia sat front row drawing up their shopping lists — those pochettes inscribed with the words “Forever, no?” will certainly be at the top — and although Lynch couldn't be there another important luminary was present. Founder Mr Kenzo Takada, put in an appearance to show his continued support for the new team. “We really design with him in mind, so it’s nice to see him being excited about what we are doing,” commented Humberto backstage.


 

Our best KENZO ambassadors this morning in front of La Cité de la Mode in Paris... A joyful mix of Eyes and tigers from last season and fish and waves from this one!

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This morning, KENZO friends and family came out in force at La Cité de la Mode in Paris to show some love and support to Carol and Humberto.
A beautiful front row where Jessica Alba, Rila Fukushima, Jeanne Damas, Mademoiselle Yulia, Delfina Delettrez, Suzie Bubble, Chiara Ferragni, Atlanta de Cadenet or Tao Okomonto were wearing their favourite KENZO silhouettes of the season.

Even Kenzo Takada graced us with his presence!

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The set of our Fall/Winter 2014 women's show was designed by David Lynch.
The head symbolises the unknowable strangeness that lies at the heart of all things. What Lynch calls "Mysterioso".

 

Lynch explained: “I've sculpted a head in clay once, and I had put a piece of cheese and some turkey inside it. I've opened a kind of mouth on it and I've left it in my kitchen. For four days, ants have come and worked day and night to eat it up. Their small legs had created like pores on it, the clay seemed real, it was unbelievable !” (source 20 minutes / in French). 

Most of Twin Peaks fans know Julee Cruise, famous for singing the hit "Falling" from Twin Peaks soundtrack. They might have also recognized the head used on the cover of her album "The Voice of Love".

 

Source and english translation: Lynchland

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If you want to know everything about our women's Fall/Winter show 2014, meet us on our Instagram and Twitter accounts (@kenzo) - for a coverage that has started at 8AM this morning - or here later in the afternoon.

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You'll get a full recap of the backstage, the collection, the venue, the guests or the music!