Discover Kenzo FW 22’ Paris Fashion Week

Kenzo’s new Creative Director, Nigo unveiled his first collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week 2022.

Japanese designer Kenzo Takada founded the “Kenzo” label in 1970. He had a clear vision about his objectives with the brand. Throughout his career, Kenzo mixed traditional Asian and Japanese styles with European fashion. However, after he resigned as creative director in 1999, the brand lost its identity and receded into the backdrop of the fashion world.

He was one of the most prominent designers Japan would ever see, and his passing last year left an indelible hole in the Japanese design community and streetwear culture.

DJ Nigo is currently the new creative director of the brand. He presented his first Kenzo Fall/Winter 2022 collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week and it did not disappoint at all.

As part of the Paris Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2022 season, the designer’s newest line for men and women introduced his vision for the label, which was “a meeting between Maison’s heritage and his contemporary codes,” as per a press release.

The show itself took place at the Galerie Vivienne on Paris’ Right Bank where, in 1970.The front row was studded with A-list invitees, including Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Julia Fox, Pusha T, Tyler the Creator, among other artists.

The incredible collection merged the artistic director’s upbringing and career with the heritage of Takada’s transcending cultural and conventional dress codes. The collection itself featured 60 looks that all brought Takada’s original vision into the present day. For instance, the signature poppy print reemerged on oversized shirts, jackets, and vests, as well as flowing maxi skirts and dresses.

However, the rest of the collection played into today’s trends, such as matching sets and featuring a pink, yellow, and green floral doodle print emblazoned on a jacket and pants. Likewise, the poppy motif appeared in a light blue shade on a navy jacket and pants. There was also an oversized styling, specifically voluminous knits, jackets, and coveralls.

In simply words, Nigo’s first collection for Kenzo was an incredible start for the new creative director. By honouring the house’s traditions and playing into the popular styles of the present, Nigo established a strong foundation for himself at this longstanding French house. Moreover, his A-list guest was perfect and, we can’t say that we are not excited to see what comes next at Kenzo.

Take a look at NIGO’s first Kenzo FW22 collection.

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