Kenzo headed back to the Southeast Asian jungle Sunday in a vibrant, fun collection that picked up their last menswear theme: A rainforest trek.
After just one year at the helm, the hard work of designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim has paid off: They've managed to re-stamp the brand with a cool, populist edge.
But they’re serious about their work in other ways too: Fashion insiders had to live the catwalk theme — literally — by trekking to the far-flung venue, the Maison de Judo, on the Paris city limits.
In bold — sometimes purposefully garish — orange vermilions and greens, the collection threw up some great wide pants and boxy-shaped jackets as well as a lot of safari-style street wear.
Though some of the jungle printed ensembles looked overly busy — a beautiful camouflage print made up for it with images of flowers that looked like leopard.
But there was art in the detail too, with the designers showing a flair for tailoring in great utilitarian features.
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