Paris Fashion Week SS17: KENZO

This season Kenzo celebrates the euphoria of an assembly of cultures with no limits as an expression of freedom.

by Team Paris Social Diary, photography by Courtesy | 4 October, 2016

In 1977, Kenzo Takada showed at legendary club, ‘Studio 54‘. Grace Jones performed, Jerry Hall Walked. For this collection Kenzo takes as inspiraton some of the archives of renowned artist Antonio Lopez.

“It felt relevant and exciting to pay homage to that, and re-interpret it for the Kenzo woman today. A woman like Donna Jordan or Pat Cleveland, both strong beautiful and unparalleled.”

Grid-like photo formations, collages and sketches of polaroids once loaned but never returned. These images are transposed onto varying garments, offering a new lease of life to such beautiful imagery. Pieces like ponchos, parkas and military raincoats reimagined as light and voluminous dresses and blouses complements the collection. Shiny fabrics like nylon, sequins and lamés played an important statement against cotton drills, raw denims or military cottons transformed into more effortless look without taking the glamour. 
Accessories are worn as jewerly. Clutches become cross body’s through adjustable straps. Glittered and chainmail bags come as shoppers, harnesses or bum bags. Chainmail bandanas accentuate the neckline. Oversized crystal and sequined earrings reflect the light. Stilletos sandals walk with coiled heels.