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.
Kenzo has tapped Jean-Paul Goude to shoot its fall-winter campaign, which will break in the July issue of L’Uomo Vogue this week to coincide with the Pitti Uomo trade show in Florence. Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the duo behind Opening Ceremony, said they have long admired Goude and felt he was the ideal choice to shoot the collection, which was influenced by the spirit of founder Kenzo Takada’s Jungle Jap store in Paris in the Seventies.
The Kenzo fall campaign Photo By Jean-Paul Goude
The campaign features images of models Xiao Wen and Simon Sabbah, both wearing sweaters embroidered with a tiger and the Kenzo logo, superimposed to form an X shape. “It’s really exciting putting in the forefront that this brand is a unisex brand,” said Leon. “The idea that this image can work for both men’s and women’s magazines, depending on how you reverse it, was a very interesting take from his part on our collection.” The campaign is slated to run globally starting in September in titles including Vogue Paris, Vogue U.S., Vogue Hommes International, GQ…etc
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he big bosses behind Kenzo deserve a shout out, as well as letting them do their own thing in terms of the collection, they seem to have given Humberto Leon and Carol Lim freedom to go a bit nuts with the campaign surrounding it too. The OCTV Barneys video was a whole lot of fun, now this short animation joins it in a similar happy-happy mood. A colourful 80’s soaked short film directed by Jo Ratcliffe and animated by Rob Ward and Suzanne Deakin, press play and get cheerful.