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KENZOSKY CONTEST

We are happy to announce the winners of our #kenzosky Instagram contest! All through the summer, we asked you to get inspired by our Fall-Winter sky prints (day clouds, night clouds, thunderbolts, raindrop…) and shoot your most beautiful sky.

 

The participation was amazing! Thanks to you and your #kenzosky tagged pics, we went all over the world and discovered how creative and inspired is the KENZO instagram community! Here are the winners, picked by Carol and Humberto. Thanks again for your participation and if you don’t follow us on Instagram yet, join at @kenzo

 

Congratulations to our grand winner, Monica Martins (@monicamartins) from Rio de Janeiro, who wins a “Day Clouds” sweatshirt for this amazing shot (the first picture with the clouds on the window). Here’s what Monica says about this pic :

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“I took this one at the Caracol Park in Canela, near Gramado, Rio Grande do Sul, this year, where my husband was one of the judges at one of the biggest film festivals of Brazil. So when we got to the balcony, while everyone was looking down, I looked up and noticed that there was a window to the sky. And there was my shot."


Here is what Carol and Humberto had to say about their pick : “This is a wonderful sky picture and we love the fact that it needs a double take, that it takes a second to understand what it is. And we happen to do that too with our work!”

 

The following winners got picked by Carol and Humberto and won a “Day Clouds” iPhone5 case :

Laura Miano (@lauramiano) from Melbourne, Australia :


“This picture was taken while I was on a road trip to Byron Bay. A friend and I happened to wake up at 5am and when we went outside we were greeted with this amazing sunrise!”

Julie Lours (@julielours) from Montreal, Canada :


“July 19 2013 in Toronto. After a thunderous storm, there was a post-aocalyptic atmosphere in the city, clouds were litteraly poping out of the sky which had turned all yellow… Time to go out for a beer and capture that eerie vision with my rusted iphone!”

Christian Scharf (@torrent_av) from Stockholm, Sweden :


“This photo was sprung out of inspiration straight after a visit to the modern art section of the National Art Gallery, with the more-than-awesome room of Calder sculptures. It actually shows a small part of the triangular stylish west wing building against the blue Washington D.C. sky. The darkened black section is a real mystery, I really have no idea where it came from.”

Nicolas Talon (@nicolas_heel) from Rhode Island, USA :


“I took this pic in a field near my French hometown. I’ve always wanted to go to United States and since last August it became a reality : I am studying in Rhode Island for a year!”

Homs Padrisa Carme (@carmehomsp) from Barcelona, Spain :

 

“I took this photo at Cotllioure (France) in Easter week, on april 2013. It was a trip of many good pictures along the route Barcelona, Cadaques, Cap de Creus, Collioure. It was a nice rainy week but very lovely. I've got good memories!”

Pauline Alexia (@blogenbeaute) from Paris, France :


“On a spring evening, as I was standing on my balcony in Paris, I got taken over by the magic of the sky…”

Jorge Fuentes Cervantes (@georgefuentesc) from Mexico :


“I took this picture while I was having a break from a busy day in summer, I saw the sky and it make me felt like fliying =)”

Jenny Remy (@remysreflections) from New York

Steven Singorahardjo (@ssingorahardjo) from Indonesia

Tyler Snyder (@tylerjsnyder) from Houston

Two weeks ago, we launched our new collaboration with New Era inspired by the pre-Fall and Fall/Winter men's collection prints: Flying Tigers, Tiger Heads and Clouds.
A second drop, inspired by our women's collection warriors characters, protected by the symbole of the eye, will be available in stores in October. 

 

In the meantime, we asked 2 German photographers - KIRCHKNOPF + GRAMBOW - to produce a story gathering both sides of the project. This serie is very inspired by female asian warriors like Rani Lakshmibai, an indian rebel of the 19th century or Tomoe Gozen a female samurai in the 17th century. It's about the strength, will power and expression and not so much about gender. They also quote a book called "Hagakure", "The Way of the Samurai is one of immediacy, and it is best to dash in headlong. (...) One should make his decisions within the space of seven breaths. It is matter of being determined and having the spirit to break right through to the other side." And as the book continues "It is good to carry some powdered rouge in one´s sleeve. It may happen that when one is sobering up or waking from sleep, a samurai´s complexion may be poor. At such a time it is good to take out and apply some powdered rouge."

So it´s never a bad thing to wear a good looking armor !

 

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If you want to know more about Kirchknopf + Grambow, an interview will be posted this week on KENZINE. Stay tuned !


Photography: Kirchknopf + Grambow
Styling: Solveig Viola
Model: Tamy Glauser at Izaio Management

Chinese astronomy numbers ten times as many constellations as Western astronomy, some 280 constellations located in the ecliptic region (equivalent to our zodiac) and across the celestial sphere.

 

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The names of these constellations reflect the political organization of an emperor-centric society. Constellations can vary enormously in size according to the social clout associated with their names, which refer to the palace, bureaucracy, markets and prisons, and even courtesans, ministers and officials.


The sky is divided into three enclosures that echo the structures of traditional Chinese society. The first enclosure is the Purple Palace, a sort of Forbidden City that covers the northern polar region. The second enclosure, the Supreme Palace, is made up of government and dignitaries. The Heavenly Market enclosure is dedicated to the Emperor’s judiciary and subjects.

 

The ecliptic region is divided into four groups of ancient constellations. Each group is watched over by an animal guardian: the Azure Dragon of the East, symbol of wood; the Black Tortoise of the North, symbol of water; the White Tiger of the West, symbol of metal; and the Vermillion Bird of the South, symbol of fire. The Golden Dragon, symbol of earth, is sometimes placed at their center to ensure balance among the five elements. Each of these groups in turn contains seven lunar mansions, making a total of 28 mansions which correspond to our zodiac constellations. Each of the mansions is named after one of the guardians or a societal structure.

 

Illustration : White Tiger by Santtu Mustonen

Our pre-Fall and men's Fall/Winter 2013 collections are exploring the sky with its clouds, constellations, lightning bolts so we thought about asking you to share your vision of the sky with us, by taking part of our Instagram contest.


Today is the last day to take a picture of the sky and post it on your Instagram account. Cloudy sky, sunset, sunrise, stormy weather, pay tribute to nature et be creative! In order to validate your participation, use the hashtag #kenzosky in your caption and mention @kenzoparis_hq.

 

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Your image will appear in the dedicated section of our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenzoparis/app_515653718513500

When the contest will close, Carol and Humberto will select their favourite images. The author of the best image will win a printed "Day Clouds" sweatshirt  and ten finalists will have a chance to win an iPhone 5 "Day Clouds" case. They will all have their image published on Kenzine!

Clouds are coming and It's time to say goodbye to summertime !

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The raindrop scarf is a perfect transition to enter Fall gently, with its bright colours combined with drops!

Our puffy coat inspired by pilot wear is available here!

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A nice story by Mathieu Lebreton from Daaamn on Clouds pieces from the men's Fall/Winter 2013 collection.

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Last July, Mathieu Lebreton, editor of www.daaamn.com gave us its favourite spots in Paris to gaze at the sky and the clouds. This time, he selected his favourite pieces of the men's Fall/Winter collection and shoot them for us.

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Our pre-Fall and men's Fall/Winter 2013 collections are exploring the sky with its clouds, constellations, lightning bolts so we thought about asking you to share your vision of the sky with us, by taking part of our Instagram contest. 

 


 

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Until September 10 you can take a picture of the sky and post it on your Instagram account. Cloudy sky, sunset, sunrise, stormy weather, pay tribute to nature et be creative! In order to validate your participation, use the hashtag #kenzosky in your caption and mention @kenzoparis_hq.


Your image will appear in the dedicated section of our Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kenzoparis/app_515653718513500


When the contest will close, Carol and Humberto will select their favourite images. The author of the best image will win a printed "Day Clouds" sweatshirt  and ten finalists will have a chance to win an iPhone 5 "Day Clouds" case. They will all have their image published on Kenzine!

Freddy Rodriguez is a New York based menswear editor whose blog Blue Perk, with daily accounts of his exciting life in the city, cool and chic outfits and always acute style advice, is one of our favourite. For the launch of our Clouds collection, in June, we asked Freddy to share his personal favourite spots where to enjoy the sky in New York. This week, we wanted to feature some images of Freddy wearing his favourite pieces from the Fall/Winter collection in the streets of New York.

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