Celebrating the creations of the French fashion house’s founder Kenzo Takada, and mixing it up with the new aesthetic sensibility brought to the brand by creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the collection introduces cozy outerwear, not-so-basic separates and statement maxis. The recurring theme of layered mixed prints provides a fun edge to the collection, while still remaining relevant to the high-street. Fall staples, such as the bomber jacket and knit sweaters come in oversized silhouettes with an interesting combination of patterns. Also featured in this collab is a wide range of accessories, including totes that look like Kenzo shopping bags, elbow-length gloves and printed neck scarfs, a must-have item this season. As for men’s, irreverent printed cropped pants and logos on sweatshirts certainly make an appearance.
The lookbook, photographed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch features a fresh and eclectic cast modeling the collection, icons in their own fields, including artist and DJ Juliana Huxtable, writer and activist Amy Sall, photographer Youngjun Koo, musician and artist Oko Ebombo, fashion editor Harriet Verney, makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench, artist Ingrid, musician Anna of the North, model and rapper Le1f, and models Mae Lapres, Hao Liu, Selena Forrest, Tom Gaskin, Julia Banas and Pierre Painchaud.
Written by Patricia Maeda