AT KENZO, A LUSH CELEBRATION OF ART, KNITS AND A LOT OF WEIRD FUN

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are the latest products for French brands and there is nothing unpleasant.
A look from Kenzo's La Collection Memento N°3 collection. Photo: @kenzo/Instagram

A look from Kenzo’s La Collection Memento N°3 collection. Photo: @kenzo/Instagram

Before Kenzo’s latest Paris Fashion Week launch at the gorgeous Paris Mint on Wednesday night, the French brand has launched two Memento series – capsules that cater to historical and artistic events rather than direct seasons. All this marks the legacy of the house and the current designer, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon of Opening Ceremony. In fact: Since Kenzo Takada first launched his eponymous brand in 1970, the brand has a special sense of liveliness and eccentricity. Known for the sense, and more extensive. , so interesting. The average fashion show is more than that – there are air dancers or drums. Lim and Leon did a lot, or they didn’t do it at all, which made its activities so special.

For Kenzo’s La Collection Memento N°3, or the third part of its Memento capsule, Lim and Leon look forward to Takada’s love of Henri “Le Douanier” Rousseau, a self-taught French painter whose work is at the turn of the century. Art continues to influence many famous surrealists, including Picasso and later Takada himself. Takada left his brand in 1999 and recently re-created several Rousseau works, including the 1891 Tiger in Tropical Storm and the 1910 Dream. The latter has a special meaning: “Thanks to Henri Rousseau for his work, I started looking for the name of a boutique in the context of ‘The Jungle Dream’,” Takada said in a press release. “Later, the name would simply be turned into ‘KENZO’, and in the 1980s, our second line was called the ‘jungle.'” So the iconic tiger emblem of the house.

Takada’s entertainment show was presented before Wednesday’s show, but it’s already eye-catching, but it’s even more so considering that he has made some of his own changes, including changing the protagonist’s face and painting. La Collection Memento N°3, Lim and Leon accepted Rousseu’s work – and Takada’s admiration for it – and ran, applying identifiable jungle images to denim, ankle length jackets, ruffled dresses and even sheaths, as above The figure shows.

A look from Kenzo's La Collection Memento N°3 collection. Photo: Kenzo

A look from Kenzo’s La Collection Memento N°3 collection. Photo: Kenzo

The real leader of the collection is its knitwear, which has become the cornerstone of the brand; images from Rousseau’s work cover mouth-watering items such as safe orange cable knit crews and comfortable cardigans. The brand’s familiar stripes are also lacking, including several colors of clothing (from ruffled midi skirts to slim turtleneck sweaters) and winter accessories (scarves to hats). Huge jungle costume models are interspersed in the runway lineup, full of laughter.
As the show ended, we stood up from a long banquet (the whole room was filled with indulgence bites such as beet lollipops and open pomegranates), a familiar feeling, which is a way to stick to us for the foreseeable future. Demonstration – Kenzo has many activities.

Click below to view Kenzo’s complete La Collection Memento N°3 capsule.

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