Neon Lights – Kenzo taps Chinese model Xiao Wen for its fall 2012 campaign photographed by French photographer Jean Paul Goude. Starring alongside male model Simon Sabbah, the two form a perfect X shape in front of a background of neon lights forming the Kenzo logo. Xiao and Simon wear matching sweaters adorned with a tiger illustration and form-fitting pants. (WWD)
Redefining Kenzo – Marking their second season as creative directors at Kenzo, designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim offered up their refined take of urban street style for the label’s fall 2012 showing. The collection offered a fun look at modern staples with zig-zag patterns in autumn hues of army green, burgundy, sapphire, black and white. Knitted tops paired with billowing pants or short skirts appeared on the runway alongside animal prints and bold, graphic patterns. Outerwear was bulky, featuring sculpted shoulders and arms. The departure from the label’s romantic prints and silhouettes certainly shows with Leon and Lim’s new vision of youthful nonchalance.
Kenzo’s Streetwear Spring – New designers at Kenzo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, took a more youthful, streetwear orientated approach for the label’s spring 2012 collection. Using abstract patterns in bold hues of electric blue, grass green and citrus orange, the Kenzo girl is a mix of urban chic and elegant socialite for the new season in light spring layers and tapered pants. Time will only tell if the new vision for Kenzo will be a success.
Wild West - Joined by male model Clément Chabernaud, Aymeline Valade and Kasia Struss front Kenzo’s fall 2011 campaign photographed by Mario Sorrenti. With a frontier theme, Kasia looks dapper in an elegant menswear while Aymeline channels Frida Kahlo in Kenzo’s lavish take on a Mexican rebozo shawl.
Flowers for the fall season may seem a little off the base, but Kenzo designer Antonio Marras transformed a spring motif into autumn luxury with the label’s latest collection. Loose-fitting silhouettes dominated the catwalk as well as a dark palette featuring intricate eastern inspired patterns and prints accented by crimson and gold jacquard detailing.
As the last of the spring 2011 campaigns slowly trickle out, we take a look at Kenzo starring a diverse cast including Eniko Mihalik, Tao Okamoto and Ataui Deng. Lensed by Mario Sorrenti, the trio sports Kenzo’s relaxed silhouettes and colorful prints against a rocky background.
Celebrating forty years, the spring outing from Kenzo offered a bevy of colorful prints, slouchy silhouettes and elegant draping. Designer Antonio Marras brought together a fusion of western and eastern influences to the Cirque d’Hiver runway for a culmination of luxurious silks and woven knits.
Continuing with its desert theme, the fall campaign from Kenzo features an all star cast of Lily Donaldson, Sasha Pivovarova and Ben Hill. Photographed by Mario Sorrenti, the trio make one daring group of explorers.
Lensed by Mario Sorrenti, Lily Donaldson and Sasha Pivovarova take to the canyons for the fall campaign from Kenzo. Donning the label’s signature prints and layers, the blonde duo impresses with their smoldering gazes.