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Sunday, October 21, 2012

KENZO: new era

Kenzo Takada founded the label, Kenzo, back in the early 70's in which he left since 1993 after he sold it to the French conglomerate, LVMH.  In my recent memories of Kenzo, it has always been an optimistic and joyous ride steered by Antonio Marras.  With his European sensibility, he took Kenzo's clients through a beautiful FLORAL trip that was consistently kept within the feminine and sophisticated silhouettes.

All Kenzo by Antonio Marras: SS10, FW10, SS11, FW11
(courtesy of style.com)

To my surprise, the house of Kenzo announced the departure of Antonio Marras and welcomed the creative duo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who are the creator of their own label, Opening Ceremony (which is one of my favorites!).  As aspected, the label is going through an overhaul under their direction ~ youthful, fresh and contemporary.  Leon and Lim are successfully expanding Kenzo's range of separates.  Dresses have been visibly reduced on the runway, now we get to see more looks that are completed with separates (knitwear, blouses, skirts, trousers and jackets).  Take a sneak peak of some of my favorite pieces from SS13!


All Kenzo SS13 by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
(courtesy of style.com)

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