27/06/2017
Honouring the brand's heritage.

Words by

Veronica Stanford

Kenzo has always championed a spirit of individualism. Its Spring 2018 show cemented this point, running a little differently than most others at this month's Paris Men's Fashion Week.

Honouring their Japanese heritage, designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim cast only Asian models in their Parisian showcase.

The show was split into two acts, drawing inspiration from two of Kenzo’s muses.

Part one was titled Building of the Bamboo House and honoured Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

The second part of the show reflected the designers’ love of Japanese model, Sayoko Yamaguchi. It was aptly titled Love Letter to Sayoko.

Dancers performed while hanging from the side of the Lycée Camille Sée in Paris, while models showcased the collection below.

You can check out every look in the photos above.

kenzo.com

Leave a comment

Related

Our chat with the street style photographer.
We've come a long way since the old suit and tie.
And it’s a little different to her usual.
While stocks last.
Quality leather for quality guys.
A good option for accessorising yourself or yo’ man.
Nothing bare about these necessities.
We don’t need to tell you why this is a good thing.
It’s pronounced ‘vet-Mahn’ and it’s now here for men.
And the world is suddenly better dressed.
Us Y-chromosomer’s are falling behind the times.
A travel guide you'll actually use.
One to put on your Christmas list.
Simple by name and by nature.
Courses in Fashion Business, Fashion Design and a trip to Paris Fashion Week? Yes please.
Horn-rimmed glasses and leather shoes.
The Birkin Bag saga just got a little more interesting.
Breaking ground one man bag at a time.
The accessories you need in your life.
Street culture vibes, yes please
They're a whole new level of cool.
The newest label to hit the streets.
Boys and girls like girls who dress like boys.
Pioneering wearable ponchos and leopard print for men.
All about that Lower East Side.
A campaign of tiger-sweatshirt proportions.
A sensory overload with finesse.
Not for the faint at fashion-heart.
For men who seriously know how to dress.
Fashion for the senses.
A match made in Swarovski-studded, fluff-balled, gold-dusted, cherry-cola heaven
Paying homage to the season in which style transformed, delicate beauty Sophie Vlaming stars in the August issue of L’Officiel...
A feminist clothing line inspired by Patti Smith and Tavi.
The trendy French brand slowly reveals its playful collaboration with Toilet Paper.
Superdry have released their latest lookbook.