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KENZINE is a collaboration between TOILETPAPER magazine and KENZO.

Named after our blog, KENZINE has been published in a limited run of 1500 numbered copies.

 

 

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TOILETPAPER was founded in 2010 by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari, with the art direction of Micol Talso as a picture-based magazine. Photos published in the magazine have been applied to a variety of products and media, exploring the multiple possibilities for images to live beyond the pages. In this frame, the TOILETPAPER creative team, met with KENZO and ideated the advertising campaign for the Fall/Winter 2013 season.

KENZINE will be available in KENZO stores this Saturday.

We are happy to present our collection of KENZO x TOILETPAPER sweatshirts and tee-shirts inspired by our Fall/Winter campaign and available at the e-shop.


 


 

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Photography : Laetitia Hotte

Assistant : Yannick D'Orio
Style : Annabelle Baldero Lacuna
Hair : Jonathan Geimon @Airport, using Bumble and bumble
Make up: Christopher Kam @Airport

Models :

Olga and Dasha @Silent models

Karina @Nathalie

Aneita @Next

Magdalena @Marilyn

Alexis @Success

Our KENZO x TOILETPAPER collection will be available on Monday in the e-shop!

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The iconic images of our Fall/Winter campaign by the creative team of the cult Italian magazine are back on a collection of tee-shirts and sweatshirts.

Get ready, the edition is very limited!

Yesterday KENZO and Google announced their collaboration on the eve of Paris fashion week, fusing the worlds of fashion and technology.

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KENZO designed a custom design pochette for the new NEXUS 7, a tablet wich offers the best of Google technology: over a million applications accessible via the play store and the highest definition screen of its type. To give the NEXUS 7 a stylish edge Carol and Humberto have adorned the custom pochette with a design drawn from one of its key ribbon prints from the Fall/Winter 2013 collection for women.

 

KENZO and Google+ are also happy to announce a partnership for a live streaming of the Spring/Summer 2014 show. From 7AM CET, people will be able to log onto watch backstage images and later a transmission of the show live from Paris, starting at 9.30AM.

 

The limited edition pochette will be available in the e-shop from the beginning of October for 85 euros.

Brianna Capozzi, a New York based photographer, shot an epic story we published this week on the KENZO x VANS collaboration for this season. She played with the iconic patterns of the men's Fall/Winter collection : Lightning Bolts, Clouds and Flying Tigers.

Kenzine tells you all about it...

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KENZINE: How would you describe your aesthetic?
BRIANNA CAPOZZI: My work is less about the technique of photography and more the making of an image. I am interested in creating the entire story and the styling is extremely important. I often make a lot of the clothing in my personal shoots. I am also really drawn to the models I work with. I am constantly asking strangers on the street to shoot with me. I’m very interested in creating a character based on them, and when I meet someone, I know exactly who I want them to be and need to do the shoot immediately, like tomorrow.
For a long time, my shoots were just the model and I. I would style and do the hair and make up myself; this allowed me to really develop my own aesthetic.

 

K: Who has influenced you over the years?

B. C.: My biggest influence comes from my schooling. I went to an amazing program at Parsons and, for three years, was taught by Pascale Gatzen. She is one of the most amazing artists and mentors I have come across. She taught me not to be skewed by rules and to go where I want when creating. She has had the biggest impact on how I create and the process I go through to get to my images. Also, Susan Cianciolo and Sarah Aphrodite, both incredible artists and fashion designers, along with Antek Walczak, one of the members from the Bernedete Corporation, taught me to make whatever I want. These people were breaking grounds! Still are. Creating is not really something you can control, thats one of the biggest mistakes people make. When you finally allow it to just be, that is when you will begin to make work that is truly orginal.


K: What is the concept for this story?

B. C.: The concept for this story, which I hope is quite obvious, is that the girls are news anchors reporting on some epic weather.

 

K: You have your own way of using the models, can you talk about it?
 

B. C.: Julia (stylist of the KENZO x VANS story) and I are very drawn to the aesthetic of the past, and the eeriness of recreating that. We knew we wanted the girls to look a bit 80s and 90s, and Clark and Niko really got that down with the hair and make up. Also, I still shoot film - maybe that has its own effect on the models, too.


K: Did you have a cult movie or tv show on media in mind for this story?

B. C.: No, not at all. For this shoot I spent more time watching the news than ever before. I recorded the news channels all day and went through them at night. My mother would have been pleased at how up on current event I was. I also watched a lot of 80s news on the web because I knew I wanted the gritty, dated feel. Ed Benitez killed it with the graphics too, perfecting the low quality feel I was looking for. That really brought the images into a new realm. I am, however, aware that a few images are very "Saved by the Bell", which I’m totally down with.

 

K: How do you use humour in photography or how do you play with images?


B. C.: That’s something that just happens. There is a whole a lot of humor in my life, so it would be pretty hard to not convey that in my work. I will always like something that’s funny more than something that’s not.

 

K: Are you more a summer, fall, winter or spring girl and why?
B. C.: Summer. A reoccurring conflict in my life is if I should just pick up and move to Hawaii and surf all day. I follow this one amazing pro surfer chick, Alana Blanchard, on instagram and am just in awe of how cool her life is. I mean this one orange wetsuit she wears is unreal! I’m dying to shoot her.


K: The perfect thing to do when it rains?
B. C.: It’s really nice to be alone and make something on those gloomy days and not talk to anyone.

 

K: 
KENZO talks a lot about traveling, what is your favourite city and why? 

B. C.: As much as I can cringe at the fact that I am saying this, I am pretty New York.

 

K: Do you like photographing or instagraming the sky?


B. C.: Not really. I instagram butts!


K: Where would you like to travel if you could go anywhere now? 

B. C.: Anywhere tropical!


K: What are your projects for the upcoming season?


B. C.: Julia and I put a big personal project on hold to work on this shoot, so we are going to get back on track with that. You’ll see ;) <3

 

Brianna's website

August 2013 brings with it the end of summer and also the arrival in-store of the fifth and ultimate collaborative collection of Vans by KENZO.

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon propose three of the preeminent prints of the KENZO Fall/Winter 2013 season for this final collection, three vibrant colorways inspired by the celestial - those of flying tigers, lightning and clouds. These multicolored prints come available in the traditional Vans slip-on and Vans Authentic styles and also on a new shape for KENZO, the Vans Chukka.
 
The final collaboration has been documented in a series of images shot by New York based photographer Brianna Capozzi. Today's forecast: 24 hours of precipitation,
cloudy weather with lightning before the end of the day. "Humidity is rising. Barometer's getting low"... It's raining Vans!
 
 
A tête à tête with Brianna will be online this week if you want to know more about how she played with the weather.
 

 

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Creative Direction: Brianna Capozzi and Julia Ehrlich
Photography: Brianna Capozzi
Styling: Julia Ehrlich
Graphics: Ed Benitez
Hair: Clark Phillips
Make up: Niko Lopez
Models: Ella Verberne and Chase Carter at IMG Models and Walter Pearce

Delfina Delettrez conceived for KENZO some pieces of jewelry for men, for Fall/Winter 2013, playing with the main graphic elements of the show: lightning bolts and clouds.

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Boblbee designed an exclusive capsule collection for the men's Fall/Winter 2013 KENZO collection.

 

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The brand is a Swedish bag company that specializes in backpacks and cross body bags with hard shells made for protecting your possessions on any journey. 

For the runway collection, Kenzo and Boblbee created laptop cases, pouches, and backpacks that feature the unique prints of the collection, bringing a very urban and sophisticated touch to the bags.

 

 

Built for protection with superior ergonomic features, it’s the only CE Certified level 2 backpack available so you can bring your most precious gear safely on the road, if you ride a bike or a motorcycle.

 And last but not least, you can also customize your backpack to fill your own need  and add or remove elements to the bag, changing its look and capacity as often as you like!

We love the jewelry pieces Delfina Delettrez designed for the Spring/Summer 2013 KENZO collection.

All accessories - rings, bracelets, pins - are inspired by the jungle and give a wild touch to your look.

 

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