As you know, we love discovering exclusive places for our shows and events. After the Confucius temple in Shanghai, we once again managed to surprise our guests with a place that none of them knew. The Berrics is an indoor skatepark where only pro-skaters are allowed to ride, located at a secret address where the skate sessions are filmed and then posted online.
Our V.I.P guests including Fergie, Jessica Alba, Rose McGowan, Gillian Jacobs and Rashida Jones discovered a gigantic table decorated with candelabras and silverware, between grind boxes and quarter pipes.
The dinner was the perfect occasion for Carol and Humberto to spend time with their L.A. friends: Devon Aoki, Langley Fox, Carrie Brownstein, China Chow, Gia Coppola and Brad Goreski, around a delicious menu inspired by French gastronomy by Root of all Food collective.
After dinner, a surprise was revealed!
Once the tablecloth (embroidered with fish from Spring/Summer 2014 collection) was removed, the table transformed in to a skate ramp covered with KENZO stickers where four women skaters performed tricks riding back and forth right in front of the guests.
The evening came to an end under the Californian stars with a DJ set by Total Freedom and a live performance by the amazing Kelala.
We heard that some of the Kalifornia bags watched the sun rise that night on Santa Monica beach. The perfect debut for our “locals only” new icon, symbol of California, with a touch of French elegance of course!
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INTRODUCING KENZO KALIFORNIA
The Kalifornia will also be available in KENZO stores starting on November 5th.
KENZO's street chic Parisian heritage meets laid back West Coast cool in the house's new timeless handbag, Kalifornia.
Born and raised in southern California, Humberto and Carol's L.A. heritage is an integral part of the new KENZO point of view. Kalifornia brings their urban sensibilities, honed in downtown Manhattan, together with the spirit of the sun-drenched afternoons between the shore and the pavement.
Distilled from their adolescence among the essential California tribes of beachcombers, bikers and skaters, this luxe and versatile leather bag exudes KENZO's fresh attitude.
Kalifornia is relaxed, yet precise, blending KENZO's French atelier craftsmanship with Humberto and Carol's Pacific coast nonchalance. The soft, deconstructed design is punctuated by two "K" zip details flanking either side of the bag that double as pockets, an ode to the ultimate biker's perfecto.
The hardware proportions of the KENZO metal zipper pulls and 3 snap closure are oversized and immediately recognizable as Kalifornia. Inside the contrast color interior, the bag features multiple pockets and holding areas to store all of her most important items.
Launching first on kenzo.com on October 31 - Kalifornia is available in multiple color ways including biker black and racer red.