Few designers left such an indelible mark in fashion as Kenzo Takada, who passed six months ago, leading his successor Felipe Oliveira Baptista to imagine a collaborative effort with the founder of the brand.
Costa Paz will oversee the creative direction for the brand in the U.S. and the U.K. and help guide Vogue’s approach to content in all formats through all of the company’s owned and operated editions worldwide.
Opening Ceremony may have closed down its destination boutique in Soho last spring, but the brand is very much alive and kicking, as the latest collection from its founders – Carol Lim and Humberto Leon - trumpets.
The house of Kenzo has launched a new collection that combines the aesthetics and prints of two legendary designers – the brand’s founder Kenzo Takada and his famous fellow Japanese creator Kansai Yamamoto.
Next summer’s womenswear collections showcased in New York, London, Milan and Paris – digitally and on the catwalks - were heavily influenced by life in lockdown, hankering for comfort, minimalism and inclusion.
Kenzo Takada, the first Japanese designer to establish himself in France, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 81, at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving this world during Paris Fashion Week.
One cannot fault Felipe Oliveira Baptista of lacking in energy and effort, especially in his second collection collection for the house of Kenzo, whose inspiration was that most industrious of all creatures, the bee.