Kenzo set up a mysterious setting for its Autumn/Winter 2016/17 collection that was held at the Paris event centre. As soon as the show started, a group of people all dressed in red jackets walked the runway and started singing and humming, creating the whole atmosphere and the tune to the show.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Creative directors) wanted this FW16 collection to be an ode to the fans of idols past and present, to the positivity found at a concert and the power and the benefits of music.
They mentioned on the press releases “During our many visits to Japan over the years we have tried our best to explore all facets of the country’s society. We love the food, language, architecture; and especially the people’s capacity to live for the future while respecting the past. We have also been fortunate to go to many concerts and witness the unique bond that musicians share with their followers, and the love that unites them”
The collection featured bomber jackets and trench coats in lacquered mock croc (our favourites!) in red and off-white, fluffy irregular checked-print overcoats and printed shirts in crushed velvet, as well a gorgeous black/red/white print peacoat.
The tiny details of this range are truly exquisite, with ribbons found around the models’ necks paying homage to the House’s founder Kenzo Takada, and buttons featuring the “peace” sign. The accessories and the leather oversized satchels and backpacks seen throughout are also very notable and show the incredible craftsmanship given to us by this brand.