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On the road with Carol and Humberto, this film gives you a complete view of the build up to the Fall Winter 2013 menswear show.

From London to Paris. From Milan to Florence. Through the choice of looks, castings and fittings. Through the stressful moments, the doubts and the fun.

Above the sky and beyond!


A film by Raphaël Gianelli Meriano

Production: Juliette Lambert for Slowdance

Music: "Wargames" by Chateau Marmont (Chambre 404)

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Our Pitti Uomo special edition products are now available in the e-shop kiosk.

So if you missed them in Florence this week, you can find them here!

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OUR MEN’S COLLECTION FOR FALL/WINTER 2013 IS AN EXPLORATION OF THE SKIES, INFLECTED BY ANCIENT MYTHOLOGIES OF THE MYSTICAL WORLD ABOVE. THE COLLECTION MERGES OUR URBANIZED MODERN WORLD ON THE GROUND WITH THE BOUNDLESS HEAVENS.

 

YOU CAN FIND THE VIDEO AND ALL PICTURES HERE!

 

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A CELESTIAL THEME PERVADES THE PRINTS: DAYTIME AND NIGHTTIME CLOUDS, LIGHTNING BOLTS, RAINDROPS AND STARS APPEAR THROUGHOUT THE COLLECTION. DOUBLE-BREASTED ‘PILOT’ COATS AND CABANS CREATE A DISTINGUISHED MASCULINE FIGURE, WHILE TROUSERS ARE SKINNY AND HAVE AN EFFECT OF PARACHUTE FABRICS IN NYLON.
VOLUMINOUS JACKETS, EVOKING THE IMAGINED TOUCH OF CUMULUS CLOUDS ARE PAIRED WITH TAILORED PANTS FOR A SILHOUETTE THAT FLOATS ON THE BODY YET IS GROUNDED BY ELEGANT STRUCTURE.


THE SILHOUETTE OF AN ASIAN WARRIOR, A RECURRENT FIGURE IN MYTHICAL BATTLES, IS INTRODUCED THROUGH THE ABSENCE OF LAPELS ON WRAPPED COATS AND JACKETS.
THE KENZO TIGER IS REINCARNATED AS A DOUBLE-HEADED FLYING CREATURE AND IS JOINED BY DRAGONS AND SERPENTS, WHO POPULATE THE SKY JUNGLE.
MOLESKIN, CHEVRON, GABARDINE, FELTED JACQUARDS, AND MULTICOLORED TWEEDS ELEVATE THE NONCHALANT YET CONTROLLED MASCULINE JACKETS.
THE PATCHWORK ON BOOTS AND DRESS SHOES IS INSPIRED BY THE GRAPHIC LINES OF AIRPLANES. AN OBSERVATION ON PILOTS SOARING THROUGH THE AIR, RIDING THE SKY, MASTERS OF THE CLOUDS.


KENZO CONTINUES ITS COLLABORATION WITH DELFINA DELETTREZ AND INTRODUCES MENS JEWELRY IN THE MAIN THEMES OF THE COLLECTION.
LIGHTNING BOLT TIE PINS AND FASTENERS ADORN THE SHIRTS AND TIES AND COMPLEMENT THE METAL HANDKERCHIEFS TUCKED AWAY IN THE BREAST POCKET OF THE ELEGANT COATS.
KENZO PARTNERS WITH BOBLBEE, A BAG COMPANY THAT SPECIALIZES IN BACKPACKS AND CROSSBODY 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.
HUMBERTO LEON & CAROL LIM
 


THANKS:
PRODUCTION & SET DESIGN: VILLA EUGÉNIE
MUSIC: JAMIE XX
HAIR: ANTHONY TURNER
MAKEUP: YADIM
SPECIAL THANKS TO PITTI IMMAGINE & CAFFÈ CORSINI

Once again our friends and families were in Florence to support us and the Fall/Winter men's collection!

Discover our best shots of Florence Welch, Delfina Delletrez Fendi and Leonetta Fendi, Jamie from The XX, Suzy Menkes, Wendy Leon, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Schenider or Alessandra Turra.

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Florence Welch and Jamie XX

Delfina Delettrez Fendi • Alessandra Turra

Eugene Tong • Cameron Silver

Patrick Wilson • Leonetta Fendi

Wendy Leon • Raffaello Napoleone,Laudomia Pucci, Gaetano Marzotto

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Yesterday our Fall/Winter men's collection was shown at the Mercato Centrale (central market) in Florence, for Pitti Uomo.

After the show, the audience was invited to discover our KENZO market and our brand new sweatshirts, bags, socks or tee-shirts, as well as Humberto and Carol's favorite spots inside the Mercato Centrale:


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GIUNTI EMILIO
H: I love tripe and this is the best looking I've ever seen.

 

MUKKI
C: They have the best mushrooms in Florence and these spreads are incredible with bread.

 

DAL 1898 BAR BELLINI
C & H: We love the classic Florentine bar for their coffee and snacks.

 

PROPERTIES DALLA
C: Best spices in Florence

 

MANETTI LUCIANO
H: Florence is known for their steaks and the meat looks incredible here.

 

BRONZINI
C & H: Best salami in the world

 

LA BOTTEGA COLOSA

C: I love the Italian salts here!

 

LOMBARDI
C & H: The best balsamic vinegar

Today we introduce to you a new section in Kenzine.

"Inspired by Kenzo" will show you the nail art, makeup tips, crazy haircuts and even artwork inspired by our brand.

We kick this off with some amazing nail art by Nail Art Director inspired by our brand new limited edition leopard print sweatshirts!

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Our men's collection for Fall/Winter 2013 was shown this afternoon at Pitti Uomo.

Our invitation introduced our exemploration of the skies, inflected by ancient mythologies of the mystical world above.

 

 

 

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We are proud to show you the first images of our Kenzo Market in Florence!
It opened yesterday at Fortezza da Basso for the men's fashion trade show Pitti Uomo.
To those who will attend, if your are hungry or curious, please come by and discover the limited edition bags, tee-shirts, scarves, socks, keychains and sweatshirts of our KENZO MARKET!


More information and a complete recap of the week to come soon! Stay tuned!

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We are very excited to say that this week we traveled to Florence to show the fall winter 2013 men's collection at Pitti Uomo !

 

Pitti Uomo is one of the more prestigious mens fashion tradeshow in the world and opens fashion week in Milan this week. For the January 2013 edition, Pitti Uomo 83 , to be held in Florence from January 8 - 11, 2013, at the Fortezza da Basso, invited Kenzo to represent mens fashion.

"Kenzo is one of the most interesting phenomena of recent seasons", says Lapo Cianchi, the Pitti Immagine Communications and Events Director, "and, to be frank, one of the most amusing. The advent of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim has produced a radical turnaround in one year. The founder's legacy is the inspiring essence rather than a model to reproduce. The exoticism of the early collections (such as the anti-naturalistic and symbolic jungle à la Henri Rousseau) has a powerful and liberating effect, the entire design conveys dynamism and energy. These two designers know their customers, they know how to create immediate and special things and how to build a world around their work. It is a democratic, attractive world”.

 

More surprises are to be discovered at our KENZO MARKET, starting today.

So to those who are in Florence, you should better hurry!

 

Pitti Uomo - Florence 8-11 January

 

Artwork based on an original picture by Rico Heil

 

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