Kenzo unveiled its spring 2015 Menswear runway which embodies both American and French influences. Still-new designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim – Americans in Paris founders of the internationally known shop Opening Ceremony – presented a collection which featured canvas coats, parkas, shirts and tees emblazoned with fresh prints, polka-dots, and nautical stripes.
Jean Pierre Blanc created this festival to promote next-generation photographers and designers. This year, Hyères’ Festival de Mode et de Photographie will be presided by jury heads Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Creative Directors at Kenzo since 2011 and founders of brand and concept store, Opening Ceremony from April 25-28, 2014. They joined American actress Chloë Sevigny; Carol Song, head buyer at Opening Ceremony; Jay Massacret, editor in chief of VMan; Eric Wilson, Fashion Director at InStyle USA and industry influencers. On 312 applications, only 10 had the chance to be part of finalists. They will present at Villa Noailles for the Festival’s final competition in April. See finalists after the jump.
Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, are translating their native land – America – for the French one. Previous season, they brought their own version of California casual; this fall, the duo moved to the Pacific Northwest. “When we used to live in Berkeley, we used to always go north, and we spent a lot of time in those different states,” Leon said. “There’s a specific way of dressing in them, a really cinematic way. When you think of Americana, that area is always played with.” Discover the collection after the jump.
Kenzo and Toilet Paper Magazine teams up for a Fall/Winter 2013 capsule collection. The two creative hubs translating their innovative campaign to sweaters, T-shirts and iPhone cases. The collaboration will be available in Kenzo stores, selected partners worldwide and in kenzo.com.
For its Fall/Winter 2013 campaign, Kenzo teamed up with Maurizio Cattelan, Micol Talso and Pierpaolo Ferrari – the creative minds behind TOILETPAPER. The results see Sean O’Pry and Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi alongside everything from a kitten and tiger-striped dog to slippery banana peels and more in a set of surrealist imagery that looks like something right out of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Kenzo fall/winter 2013/2014 runway by the creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon at La Samaritaine, the historic Paris department store. ”This is the first and last show here ever,” a PR rep confirmed. See the pictures of the show after the jump.
Some news for the trendy designers from Kenzo and Maison Kitsuné. Kenzo will serve as the guest designer for the men’s trade show Pitti Uomo and Maison Kitsuné will occupy the same role at its women’s counterpart, Pitti W.
Anyone starting to doubt the potential of short fashion films distributed online need only look at the results of this season’s Dior video, “Secret Garden – Versailles,” shot at the Château de Versailles by image-making maestros Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. When YouTube viewership figures for the film’s 60-second and 3-minute versions are added together, the video has clocked over 23 million views, a staggering number that could make it the most popular fashion film ever, surpassing last season’s CGI epic “L’Odyssée de Cartier,” which currently has almost 16 million views.
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he latest collection from the Kenzo and Vans collaboration will bring on some hot colorways for the cold season. Similar to their past designs, this Fall/Winter 2012 collection will also be draped with bold patterns and colorways.
[dropcap]W[/dropcap]ith Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as creative cirectors, Kenzo continues to shine as a brand . After the third release of the custom-printed sneakers in collaboration with Vans, Kenzo has released the lookbook for their onging collaboration with New Era for Autumn/Winter 2012. The caps are inspired by the women’s pre-fall collection featuring Japanese blossoms and stripes, that we already know from the latest Vans x Kenzo collection.The caps will be available beginning September from Kenzo and concept stores including colette andOC.Check out the lookbook after the jump.
[dropcap]U[/dropcap]nder the art direction of Carole Lim and Umberto Leon, the Kenzo brand gets a new pep in its step with apparel and accessories that pay hommages to the label’s history and is tinted with the dynamic duo’s knack for creating apparel with an undeniable cool factor. On the next page get a peek at the shows they are launching for this Autumn/Winter 2012.Images via Trend for Trend.
Kenzo iPad 3 and iPhone 4/4s cases are available now for purchase at Opening Ceremony. This Spring/Summer 2012 print found its way all over the collection, the OC guys have reignited interest in the label with various accessories at more ‘affordable’ prices such as the New Era baseball cap and logo tees.