Kenzo – Menswear Spring/Summer 2015 Collection in Paris

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Paris lies at the heart of the Kenzo collection, designed by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.Kenzo celebrates Paris… in the rain. And the show that was intended to be outside is, however, a little less spectacular, but not so much… The models cross the Alexandre III bridge and go down the stairs to reach the length of the quay where the show takes place. In this latest collection Kenzo’s American artistic directors based in New York, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, illustrate Paris through their eyes, such as the Eiffel Tower, the river boats, etc. The new silhouette is dynamic, elegant trousers worn with fluid and loose pea jackets and parkas, making a reference to those Parisians who drive scooters, as do the biker cropped pants and shorts. Embroideries and photos of famous monuments appear on the back of a jacket, on a sweatshirt, or on overalls. The accessories (graphics bags and supersonic glasses) with futuristic characteristics, making you think of Cardin or Courrèges, will undoubtedly sell like hotcakes. The pastel palette of colours is an ode to macaroons which are much celebrated in the capital… At Kenzo, the continuously original ideas and good vibes brought by both designers are perfectly conveyed through this wardrobe.