Archive for January, 2016
Kenzo Takada first introduced Paris to Japanese fashion with a handmade line of ladieswear he started in 1970. His vibrant floral and jungle prints became an icon, alongside designs inspired by traditional kimonos and folk costumes that expressed a joyful and fresh attitude. Designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony took over as creative directors of Kenzo in 2011. Alongside their cult favorite tiger and eye logo sweatshirts, color blocked bags and backpacks, , pleated shorts, feminine knitwear, and oversized button-downs are cut in original prints and jacquard that pay homage to Takada colorful eye, while citing the contemporary influences of skate culture, digital art, and Parisian street style.