Video: MEN'S SS14 COLLECTION
KENZO MEN’S COLLECTION SPRING/SUMMER 2014
Residing between New York and Paris, two beautiful cities an ocean apart, we have the great benefit of living urban life at both historic and contemporary extremes. Yet even though we now call these metropolises our habitats, our heart always tied to California. Our new KENZO men’s collection started with this deep affection for our home state and the subcultures and underground movements from the beach towns on the Pacific ocean.
We concieved the collection to evoke a relaxed, cool and easy going attitude and then punctuated it with graphic strokes. We’ve decided to let the loose, oversize and fluid to meet the deconstructed and embroidered. A collision of city life encounters with beach nonchalance.
Three quarter length cotton linen trousers, almost cut off, inflect a breezy allure to a boxy sweatered silhouette, deconstructed jackets and blazers in lunar-rock grey and neoprene tee-shirts feature rax edges. Coats, jackets and pullovers feature high slits on the side in a nod to the functional and provide easy access to pockets. Natural fabrics of cotton linens, cotton satin and paper cotton confront nylons trims in a melding with the technical. A tidal theme prevades the entirely hand drawn prints with key aqua motifs of waves and water in all hues of blues. Scribbles of California watchwords represent the wave masters cries to the ocean.