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Our second spread on the Forest print...Or when the bodies follow the curves of the patterns.

Images: Laetitia Hotte
Assisted by : Yannick D'Orio
Models: Héléna and Nathalie @ Sport Models

In the vibrant of the jungles of Asia began our inspiration for this collection, awash in colors of green and ochre, prowling with clouded leopards and tigers.
We’ve translated that raw natural energy into an urban language for Spring, with jolts of ice blue and pale pink, with geometric and organic patterns.
We’ve combined our love of utility, found in versatile multifunctional pieces, with sensuality and fluidity, baring a lot of skin, and pairing tailoring with looser silhouettes.

We took on one of KENZO’s signatures, the off-the-shoulder dress, and pared down the volume to create a more streamlined take on it in tops and dresses.
Many pieces feature hints of lingerie, appearing almost as though the undergarments are on the exterior. Details such as these give each piece a twist for the woman who wants to be noticed.

Irreverent illusions are found throughout the collection, such as tigers hiding behind leaf prints, and a pant that appears to have a boot pulled over the knee.
A camouflage leopard print appears throughout the collection in tangerine, turquoise and mustard yellow hues that lend a surreal, synthetic quality to the animal print.
We’ve introduced a psychedelic forest print, which we imagined is what the jungle might look like viewed through night-vision goggles.
Our tiger motif is embroidered onto denim pieces and added to golden buckles.

We’ve partnered again with Delfina Delettrez who has created a collection of jewelry pieces featuring textured, printed metals, fringed arm cuffs, animal rings, and hair combs which add a jungle fierceness to each look.

Sky-high leather boots with drawstrings, high-heeled acid lizard loafers and heavily embroidered, glossy lizard sandals with raffia and metal detailing complete the urban jungle look.

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The summer landscape of upstate New York, with its plethora of wildflowers to be picked and secret beaches and quarries to be found, is one of Carol and Humberto's favorite places to explore. For this print of seashell flowers, they mixed these sunny memories into intricate arrangements reminiscent of the work of the 18th century's natural science illustrator Albertus Seba, and sat the lightly colored shells on top of some boldly colored solid backdrops.

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Our mesh print, with its slinky curves and its subtle and not-so-subtle colors, has been finding its way onto every part of our body: from our shirts and our skirts to the iPhone in our pocket and the nails we dial it with, not to mention our new Vans.


Inspired by the seasides of summer vacation, with all its trawling line, fishing nets and beach parties, this print brings a piece of that fun-in-the-sun with us wherever, whenever.

Now you can dress your iPhone and iPad in Kenzo, too! Our new red, white and blue covers for Apple devices come adorned in our signature mesh print and our "K" logo, protecting them with Kenzo style. Give your device (and yourself!) a Kenzo Kiss with our Kenzo Cases, available now online and in our stores.

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Kate Foley, Kyleigh Kuhn, Derek Blasberg, Olivia Kim, Jen Brill, Andre Saraiva, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Mariko Munro and Carlos Quirarte celebrate the arrival of Kenzo at Barneys New York!

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In our world full of interesting headwear, here comes a blockbuster we know will stand out. From our Kenzo design team in Paris and acclaimed US cap manufacturer New Era: color, fun, excitement, style, color-blocking, sun-blocking... The New Era Kenzo caps.


Available online or in a Kenzo Store near you.

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Here they are! The much talked about collaboration is soon to hit our stores and our on-line shop. We joined forces with Vans to make this cool version with our iconic mesh print of the Spring 2012 season. It comes in unisex sizing with 7 amazing color combinations. We can hardly wait!

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Nicolas Sassoon, a graphic artist based in Vancouver, created a special series of six works called Green Waves that was inspired by the new Kenzo Spring Summer 2012 prints. Using a green and black moiré pattern, the abstract series is evocative of tropical water scenes: waterfalls cascading, movements of large bodies of water and ripples over the surface.

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