It's its 10th anniversary this year so they've just launched a new campaign. Check out some more shots at Kenzo's website. Happy anniversary Flower!
Mr Kenzo himself, or Kenzo Takada to give him his full name, is a graduate of the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo. After graduating, he settled in Paris to try and break into fashion, buying his fabrics to make his collections from flea markets, which is where his style of mixing fabrics and prints originated. He first presented a show in 1970 in Paris and presented in New York and Tokyo the following year. In 1983 he branched out into menswear and his fragrance lnes for women and men followed in 1988 and 1991 respectively. Kenzo Takada himself retired from fashion in 1999 and the Kenzo brand is now owned by a French luxury goods company and overseen by his assistants. But by the look of things, his original flair, love of clashing prints and the immaculate tailoring that I've been banging on about since 'I' haven't gone anywhere.I'll let you have a look at some of my favourite Kenzo looks that the internet/Style.com has to offer. Thank you Style.com, you rule.
Check out the epic print-clash! (Both SS'10) It's so subtle you almost don't notice it, and in that sophisticated palette of blue and brown. I love the soft drapery and the interesting sleeve detail of the first outfit. Like a superglamorous nomad.
I want this dress.
Everyone's favourite model (it seems, so many bloggers I read are obsessed with her) Jessica Stam, looking cool with ginger hair.
Like a cute hip little Peter Pan.
My dream winter coat.
Oh, and because I was going to do this post on Kansai Yamamoto if my heart didn't belong to Kenzo, here's Jane Sea of Shoes in her Kansai Yamamoto aviator skirt with a Junya Watanabe jacket like one of the ones I featured yesterday. What I wouldn't do to get that girl's wardrobe and Ebay skills.