Her American, European and Asian roots as well as her striking doll-like face led to her rise as one of the most unique-looking and beloved top models. For this campaign, we rediscover a siren in a surreal universe of striking colors.
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!
The soundtrack of the KENZO women's fall fall/winter 2014 show
This atmospheric and hypnotic soundtrack is based on the distortion of the beat and time, a key element in the work of David Lynch that is also found in the distorting mirrors surrounding the impressive statue. The minimalist melody revolve around a perpetual crackling on which synthetic tracks are added to create ultimately a worrying and dark music, in contrast with the bright collection of this season.
Today, our throw back Thursday comes from Denise Lai, blogger and founder of SUPERWOWOMG and her KENZO logo sweatshirt from 1994. Twenty years ago!
She explains: "My mom always dressed me and my little sister like twins since we were so close in ages (just 14 months apart!). Of course we had to be in matching KENZO ENFANT sweaters for our yearly new year's eve party back in 1994!"
MOOD OF THE WEEK #24: HOMELAND
Whenever we tell people who haven't seen Homeland how much we love it, saying it's an amazing drama/thriller about the CIA, we can't help but notice some surprised looks. But the show, starring the lovely Claire Danes, is so much more than that.
Sure, it shares the same basic premise as 24, where CIA agents fight terrorists at home and abroad, and it's absolutely thrilling. But the show is really a meditation on the human condition, where seemingly real people with fully-fledged out lives and back stories grapple with the complexities of life. Claire Danes's character is constantly fighting herself for mental stability as hard as she has to fight terrorists and her own superiors in the CIA, while the lines between good and evil are constantly blurred and redrawn out of confusion, desperation, and love. Last week Claire Danes won a well-deserved second consecutive Primetime Emmy for Best Actress (congratulations, Claire!!), and season 3 of Homeland premiered in the US last Sunday, so if you haven't seen it yet, get caught up in time for next Sunday's new episode!
ALL EYES ON US: #3 - Eye of Providence
The Eye of Providence is one of the most commonly seen eye symbols in the world.
Instantly recognizable in the western world, it's usually thought to represent the all-seeing Eye of God, watching over the world. Originally depicted simply as an eye appearing in the sky, often surrounded by clouds and rays of light, it is thought to have been adopted from the Egyptian Eye of Horace. It soon evolved from eye-in-the-sky into it's most recognizable form, surrounded by a triangle. In Christianity the three points of the triangle usually represent the Holy Trinity, but the triangle can also be seen as all or part of a pyramid, signifying strength and unity, with the eye watching over those necessary qualities. There are many examples to be seen in modern use, such as on the United States one-dollar bill, where it's pictured as the final piece of an incomplete pyramid, or radiating across the Estonian 50 krooni bill. The Eye of Providence was long used as a symbol among Freemasons, and because of this and it's use in the United States government, it has long been the subject and evidence of many conspiracy theories.
10 EYE FILMS - #2 : "TOKYO EYES"
Sight is the sense prized most of all by movie-makers, and the inclusion of the word “eye” in a film title is not without significance, often alluding to subtleness, double-crossing or recursion.
It is as if the producers wanted us to watch the movie twice, rather than letting us sit back and indulge in a lengthy tale. In an era when we are all under the surveillance of the electronic eyes of cameras phones, the question of eyes and what they see has never been more relevant.
Tokyo Eyes (Jean-Pierre Limosin, France, 1998) A hi-tech romantic stroll through Tokyo under the pretext of a police investigation. Cell phones are a breakthrough technology, devices are getting tinier by the minute, and miniature video cameras –and eyes– are everywhere…
GETTING READY FOR THE MET BALL...
Here's a selection of images of Solange and I getting ready for the Met Ball like two kids for prom!
Images : James Parker
MOOD OF THE WEEK #12 : THE MET BALL
The annual Met Ball in New York on Monday, kicked off raising funds for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art and its fashion exhibition.
Carol and I attended with Solange and Rinko Kikuchi and it was a super fun evening for KENZO. Before the event Solange and I got ready together in super prom mode, taking tons of pictures! I should have gotten her a corsage.
The four of us sat at the best table (thank you, Anna!) with Vivienne Westwood, Sally Singer, David Byrne, Zac Posen, Uma Thurman and Nicholas Kirkwood.
We talked with David Byrne about how Jason used his song "This is the Place" in our first KENZO show, and we got to see our friend Jessica Alba too! All in all it was a great double date for the four of us, and we had an amazing night!