What if nostalgia was the best of trends? For their Kenzo Fall/Winter 2017-18 collection, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon literally returned to the origins of creation. With their Memento line, the two fashion designers paid tribute to the founding couturier and his colorful fashion, working on a 1983 flower print. Bright colors, blooming flowers and unconventional cuts, this new collection has all the ingredients of success and we love it. Discover Kenzo bags, Kenzo shoes, Kenzo scarves and Kenzo accessories.
Kenzo Takada founded his eponymous brand in 1970. His first show, organized at the Galerie Vivienne in Paris, was an explosion of forms and colors, mixing various prints and materials. The Kenzo aesthetic, recognizable at a glance, was born. In 1983, the fashion designer diversified his activities and launched a first men's ready-to- wear line. Four years later, he took another step forward creating a children's collection and a range of home accessories. One year later, in 1988, the label entered the cosmetics industry with the perfume Kenzo.
Convinced of its success, the LVMH group bought the brand in 1993, a few years before the Japanese designer retired in 1999.
Since 2011, after designer Antonio Marras’s departure, creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim manage Kenzo design. Trained at University of Berkeley, California, where they met, the duo were the first retailers to team up to run a big-name fashion house. In 2002 the two friends became famous for creating Opening Ceremony, a now worshipped fashion store. As a creative and energetic duo, they are not afraid of changing the rules, offering their audience an innovative vision of fashion. Their strength is their ability to reinterpret the brand's codes brilliantly: bright colors, original patterns and cultural diversity.