KENZO : MEMENTO Nº4
Paris, February 27th
La Collection Memento. For the fourth edition of this collection dedicated to revisiting the house’s archives, Kenzo will offer fans and customers the option to buy pieces the day after the collection’s presentation.
As with each Kenzo : La Collection Memento, they have selected to reinvigorate a different element from the archives of the time of our house’s founder Kenzo Takada. For the N°1, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, focused on florals and rufles. Nº 2 was an ode to the launch of Kenzo Jeans and for the third edition they brought attention back to some of our founders’ terrific knitwear.
Delving into the archives, for this Nº 4 Collection, they have decided to put the spotlight on some of the house’s most vivid and diverse prints and graphics. The duo celebrate Kenzo Takada’s fun and whimsical side. His consistent ability to bring a tongue and cheek attitude to the fashion world and most importantly his love for food and entertaining. Key printed pieces, instantly identifiable as Kenzo, are at the core of this collection. Historical icons such as the tiger appear in a multitude of expressions.
The dedication to the tiger, a symbol of strength and power is ever present. Photo-realistic airbrushed tigers appear in dual color ways of blue or tan and appear on varying tee shirts, sweaters or shirts in cotton poplin for men and women. In their words 'We are also happy to reissue for the first time our “running tiger” motif in gold and burgundy for shirts and shorts. The ultra-graphic “K” motif appears in bi-colored skirts and dresses. Complimenting the printed pieces are light cotton gabardine trousers and jackets in green or black'.
The exciting re-edition of prints also makes its way to accessories and revitalise Kenzo’s already successful line of bags –bumbags, backpacks, totes and the reversible “Knot” bag - as well as on caps and slip on trainers.