At the start of the show, Kenzo uses grainy textured tweeds as a starting point, but quickly switches them out for stiff satins, chunky knitwear, and velvet. The mullet skirt gets a makeover with a shorter back level and added pleats. Contrast print trousers came down the runway, framed by ruffled peplum. One spaghetti strap oversized, drop-waist maxi dress will be a surefire sell-out come summer. Leon and Lim used a series of garish wallpaper prints, the Kenzo logo, and bunches of grapes were the visual candy the audience munched happily on. There was a clean modernity to all of this taut, savvy tailoring that basically sealed Kenzo’s new, improved, stellar reputation. The industry likes big sprawling concepts like this, especially when they’re executed so confidently.
written by GRACE GORDON|photos: courtesy of GoRunway
-March 5, 2012
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