Kenzo presents its Spring/Summer 2023 menswear collection, alongside the womenswear at Paris Fashion Week, merging naval and Japanese inspirations.
Kenzo presents its Spring/Summer 2023 women’s and men’s collections in a double presentation titled ‘Kenzo Brand Boom’. The wardrobe suggests it is suited for everyday life, founded on a long-lasting approach to fashion. Artistic Director, Nigo hones the codes and expands the Kenzo ready-to-wear philosophy, underpinned in silhouettes and motifs from the archives.
The collections deconstruct iconic Kenzo Takada designs and form a uniquely Japanese view of Paris, shared by the founder and his heir. For Nigo, this collection evokes his own Kenzo discovery and his memories as a teenager exploring the fashion landscape, the DC Brand Boom of 1980s’ Japan.
During this time, renowned Japanese designers were inspired by casual, pop-driven character labels distinguishable by their use of colourful and cartoonish animal motifs. This culture has now been revisited in the Kenzo Spring-Summer 2023 collection, celebrating the spirit of the French Japanese fashion during this time.
The collection wardrobe is composed of tailoring and workwear, dresses and varsity jackets, creating a youthful silhouette for contemporary apparel and style. Graphics and patterns have been reinterpreted from the archives of Kenzo Takada, for a fresh new take on the iconic designs. In a nod to a Japanese view of Parisian couture in the 1980s’, the collection also features nautical influences in the form of sailor caps and collars across both men’s and womenswear.
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