KENZOPEDIA #26: Z for... Zygomaticus - Kenzine, the Kenzo official blog

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Zips are one of the key details on KENZO pieces this season. Look out for the zips forming the emblematic K - the symbol of our fashion house – on leather pieces such as our Kalifornia bag and our ‘K’ perfecto jacket

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Using the zips to create the K twists these classically inspired pieces to forge originality that is quintessentially KENZO. The zips are oversize and extravagant, a nod to the excess of the 1980s and the punk aesthetic that triumphed the use of zips, which were a major source of inspiration for the collection. 

The Zygomaticus, or the set of 17 smile muscles, was the obvious choice to wrap up our KENZOPEDIA.

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Kenzo Takada was known for his beaming smile and his ability to switch from laughter to intense concentration from one second to the next. These days, his successors Carol and Humberto are adept at working their zygomaticus and that of everyone they meet. Fun is an attitude, a mood and a way of grasping fashion.