PIECES OF SUMMER
Bohemian and floaty, they mix smooth 70s Californian coolness, the elegance of the French Norman coast and details of the antique toga dress, all which pair perfectly with our gold coined gladiator sandals!
PRINTS AND PATTERNS OF THE SEASON: #1 BADGES
Set on a navy dots pattern, the Badges print celebrates two icons of the city: the Eiffel Tower and The statue of Liberty.
The Eiffel Tower was added to KENZO logo by Carol and Humberto as a fun and obvious reference to the house’s French origins and it now comes back every season. Our second icon of the season is the Statue of Liberty. And only very few people know it but the Iron Lady (in a smaller version) is also facing the Seine River, melting into the Parisian landscape. This season, those symbols are two elements of the same idea: an outsider view of Paris that twists the Parisian clichés.
Yesterday, the 21th Sidaction dinner took place in Paris and Carol and Humberto invited their friends to support the fight against AIDS. Blogger Susie Bubble, French singers Yelle and Christine and the Queens, fashion writer Derek Blasberg, Lauren Santo Domingo (co-founder of online retail store Moda Operandi), designer Tory Birch and Pierre-Yves Roussel, chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion group, all answered the call and joined the cause.
KENZO PHONE HOME
Inside, you'll find a list of unusual ingredients like Zhejiang Chunmee, Lapacho, Ginko Biloba, Cocoa Nibs or Sobacha but the result is -on the opposite- very expected: delicious!
Perfect for cold mornings.
Try this at home.
KENZO FRIENDS AND FAMILY AT THE FALL/WINTER 2015 MEN'S SHOW
Once again our friends and families were in Philarmonie de Paris to support us and the Fall/Winter men's collection!
Discover our best shots of Caroline Issa, Pierpaolo Ferrari and Maurizio Catelan, Kenzo Takada, Sarah Endelman, Edison Chen, Verbal and Yoon!
BACKSTAGE AT OUR FALL/WINTER 2015 MENS SHOW
A little backstage tour with our favourite make up artist Aaron de Mey and hair desser Anthony Turner preparing our models for the show!
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Once again our friends supported KENZO yesterday morning at the freshly inaugurated Philarmonie de Paris where Carol Lim and Humberto Leon presented their Fall/Winter 2015 men's show for KENZO. Joining their teams of the season in fun duels, they carried OUI vs NON signs or supported the Eiffel Tower vs the Statue of Liberty, showing love to Paris or New York, a perfect illustration of our Spring/Summer 2015 collection.
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MENSWEAR FALL/WINTER 2015: earthly colors, flashes of fluorescent orange and silver
The show was held in the freshly inaugurated Philarmonie de Paris, architect Jean Nouvel’s jagged almuninum starship concert hall on the city’s northeastern edge in the Parc de la Villette cultural center. For the Fall/Winter 2015 menswear collection, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon mixed technical fabrics and urban sport shape layering in an earthy rainbow of colors shot with flashes of fluorescent orange and silver.
Hybrid combinations of tailoring and sport characterize this collection. The reefer slim coat with hood in military olive tech fabric shaped with black piping and patch pocket sleeves that opened the show is a case in point; it looks like a wet suit transformed into urbanwear. Sleeve cuffs with thumb holes, a functional detail taken from motorcycle racing jackets, show throughout the on coats, jackets and sweaters. Slim trousers in military olive or burgundy tech fabric are topped by great tunic sweaters in multicolor space dye knits or spliced, ikat-style stripes with thumb holes cuffs. Underneath the layered olive outerwear there’s fluorescent orange and black acid wash style jean jackets and stovepipe jeans.
Pattern runs throughout this collection on great satin parka coats spliced with black bands, in all over chalk on blackboard style doodles and big, fuzzy block lettering on knits and complex tech pattern intarsias. These patterns are piled one on top of another in jackets, sweaters and shirts in a seemingly haphazard fashion that creates a choatic symphony of color and form.
Jumpsuits are roomy styled like outerwear blousons with contrast colored yokes, or in chaotic pattern knit. And there’s is a psychedelic feeling in tie-dye splatter-colored fur, which shows up in collars on satin tech blousons and allover in one scoop-neck jacket.
Everything in this collection is designed to be layered and the piled-on look is accentuated with trompe-l’œil blouson-over-coat and multiple stripey sleeve constructions, which bring a muted rainbow of color to each look.
Bonded crinkled silver tech fabric with fluorescent orange satin for big jackets gives a cartoon super hero drama to big anoraks and big parkas. And contrast-colored oversized stitching shows throughout on sweater stripes and bicolored leather sneakers as though the clothes have been taken apart and roughly stitched back together.
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OUR SPRING/SUMMER 2015 VIDEO
Spring/Summer 2015 CAMPAIGN - part #3
Last chapter of our Spring/Summer 2015 campaign with our KIDS visuals. TOILETPAPER imagined a futuristic origami 3D world where our two KENZO KIDS play with dinosaurs, skate mini planets and swim in the waters of secret islands!