For some years now Kenzo, the brand that takes its name from the Japanese designer transplant (for studies) in Paris Kenzo Takada, is spreading as a trendy brand for a “young luxury”. The credit is definitely the change of course that LMVH (the company behind Louis Vuitton, which bought the brand in 1993) has decided putting driving Kenzo a pair of (young) designers: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim.
With great respect for what Takada built and narrated with his brand, that too many had previously deleted, the two designers have decided to resume many of his incredible ideas, and play with them. Finding the theme “jungle” from his store, they noticed a tiger that was repeated in the clothes, such as particular. Always small and discreet. Inspired by sporting prints, they have magnified the tiger, making it an iconic element.
The logo sweatshirt is a Kenzo favourite that is developed each season. For the autumn-winter 2014, the brand has worked with director and artist David Lynch whose cult series Twin Peaks inspired the colorful embroidered pattern that you see on the light gray sweatshirt that I wear in this outfit. At this sweatshirt I paired a wool-cotton pants relaxed fit of C.Y.H. Clap Your Hands, a bomber jacket by Ettore Pancaldi with a particular dotted pattern on the shoulders and sleeves and (sports!) bight-blue lace-ups by Otisopse. Complete the outfit the Athinà Lux sunglasses and an Asos cloud clutch bag: it will be a reminiscence of my studies in design, but these small reproductions of symbols in the form of bag it’s so funny!
I was wearing
Pants: C.Y.H. CLAP YOUR HANDS
Bomber jacket: ETTORE PANCALDI
Sunglasses: ATHINA LUX
Clutch bag: ASOS
photo by Giacinto Mozzetta