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.
From pastel hues to royal blue in the resort collection, which conveys a certain sense of tranquility and makes a subtle transition with sky blue from the fall-winter 2013 collection. It becomes more severe as the radical, neo-punk tone shifts more towards deeper, darker shades of navy, at times even International Klein Blue in the Spring/Summer collections.
Californian architecture was a major source of inspiration for the women’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. The angular structure of the metal heels of the shoes evoke the rectangular and minimalist metal constructions of case study houses. Their perforations echo the style of futuristic googie buildings, which drew inspiration from the space age.
For the mens show Fall/Winter 2014, american architecture was again a source of inspiration for Carol and Humberto. This time, they traveled to the rainy Pacific Northwest and their mysterious and ghostly workers' houses. These houses might appear banal at first glance, but they have layers and history when you look deeper. As stated in the collection, things are not always what they seem…
Carol and Humberto are aficionados of new technologies. Their hyper-connected lives are shared online on social networks and KENZO is a playground where they experiment new digital forms of expression.
They constantly place innovation at the core of our house codes: last June, for example, they chose to present a holographic version of our Fall/Winter 2013 collection, during the LVMH Journées Particulières. Kenzine and our constant presence on social networks could be an other illustration of this statement and tell everything about Carol and Humberto's inspirations, showing you the behind the scenes and giving you a live coverage of the brand activity. Innovation will also transform our retail more and more with digitalized new spaces, connecting all aspects of the house in a 360° digital experience.
We asked Tim Lahan to play with some idioms involving our icon of the season: the eye. Time for his tenth and final illustration of this series.
KENZO and Vans have teamed up four times on different capsule collections. Season after season, the Vans Authentic, chukkas and Slip-Ons were covered in the iconic prints of the brand and the limited edition kicks sell out in mere days. KENZO creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were keen to impart a classic American aesthetic into the Paris-based label.
"Since our childhood in suburban L.A., we've been fans of Vans and own too many pairs to count!" they explained. "Vans is one of the iconic American brands and we liked the idea of infusing this bit of American style into the house of KENZO."
We asked Tim Lahan to play with some idioms of the English language involving our icon of the season: the eye. Time for his ninth illustration.
The tiger is alternately seen as a symbol of longevity, energy or protection. The carnivorous mammal with the striped coat roared back into life in the KENZO Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Now synonymous with the brand’s newfound energy, a color-embroidered tiger head takes pride of place on unisex sweatshirts, tee-shirts and other accessories, making it a must-have talisman to survive the urban jungle.
This season, our favorite animal is reincarnated as a flying tiger exploring the jungle in the sky and its embroidered head comes in brand new colors.
We asked Tim Lahan to play with some idioms of the English language involving our icon of the season: the eye. Time for his eighth illustration.
This fall, you discovered our jungle of the skies. A celestial theme pervades the prints in the men’s and women’s collections: Daytime and Nighttime clouds, in blue or red, lightning bolts, raindrops and stars appear on skirts, trousers, jackets, coats and even in the accessories and jewelry.
The KENZO tiger is reincarnated as a double-headed flying creature and joined by other reptiles that populate the sky jungle.