KENZO MEMENTO N°1 COLLECTION PRESENTATION – PFW
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Images : VICTOR BOYKO and GETTY IMAGES
On March 1st, during the Women Paris Fashion Week, Carol Lim & Humberton Leon have presented their first capsule collection around a dinner in the Headquarters of KENZO 18 rue Vivienne.
Memento N°1 collection peers into the past to remember the original symbols of the creations by Kenzo Takada.
At its base, the collection tells the tale of the fashion house’s history. As we enter the narrative collection that plumbs the depths of Kenzo’s designs, we also step into the very cradle of creation. For the debut episode of this story, floral and animals prints echo the first creatures of this emerging civilization shaped by Kenzo Takada.
The earliest era of his creation features only these living beings, as seen in the refreshing colors of flowers, jacquards, and majestic herons. Humans have not yet become a part of this world. Even the models hide their faces behind masks or balaclavas to preserve their anonymity and contemplate the magnificent opening phase of Kenzo’s creation.
We may recognize this spirit from the impressive advertising campaign for Kenzo’s 1983 collection shot in Lanzarote by Hans Feurer. Those images showed women wearing delicate floral foulards that subtly masked their calm faces as they stood before scenes of desolated nature and empty spaces.
Attendees of the evening’s brief return to the past included Kenzo Takada, Godfrey Deeny, Caroline Vreeland, Adwoa Aboa, Lauryn Hill, Anna Cleveland, Travis Scott, Jourdan Dunn, Catherine Baba, and Lynn Yaeger.
Written by Sarah Konté