KENZO

• Spring/Summer 2016

BY Duty editor

  • July 10, 2016
  • 22,261

From a very young age, we have been intrigued by the notion of a voyage, of traveling and the exploration of the desterted. When creating this collection for Summer 2016, we think of the man who makes these roving forays across uncharted lands. We imagine his strong, experienced, utilitarian and purposeful silhouette. We consider his practicality and resourcefulness.

 


The silhouette is boxy, easy and loose. Breathable fabrics make for more comfortable movement. "Pull" tags on classic garments exaggerate their functionality and transform shapes and lenghts. Fabrics resemble tent or parachute materials that have been repurposed. Leather mesh outerwear let winds pass. Ultra light fabrics of paper-like nylons, waterproof or crinkled cottons are worn with more heavy cotton nattes, spongey wool/nylons or bonded jersey

 

 


The color palette camoufages the wearer into his surroundings. Beige, sunbleached yellow and stone are matched with tobaccos and anthracites . Cactus flower tones offer pops of fuschia. Prints of lunar maps, rippled sand and exaggerated cactus appear sporadically. 3-D cactus knits offer extra volume.

 


Multi-pocket, shape-changing parachute bags allude to the freedom of these wayfarers. Cross strap sandals ansd reimagined desert boots in suede or patent leather have thick soles to combat the arid and tough terrain. Sunglasses are set in planet-like frames.
Carol Lim & Humberto Leon