Kenzo offers another influential collection for the Pre-Fall 2015 season, with lead designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon looking back at the brand’s history for graphic, colour and styling inspiration.
The collection is defined by casual Eastern-inspired layering and masculine cuts and boasts a strong military theme, confirming both the military trend seen throughout the Pre-Fall 2015 collections and the S/S 15 womenswear catwalks.
Prints are a big draw here. Graphic prints in the style of American artist Keith Haring took inspiration from ancient hieroglyphs – giving a graphic edge to pyjama sets and dresses. Colour-blocked patterns equally update outerwear and casual tailoring – perfect for the contemporary market.
Vibrant orange accents on fur hoods and fur-lined boots support the collection’s vibrancy, as do fluffy slipper clogs rendered in the same intense orange and a softer ‘princess’ pink.
Another crossover from the S/S 15 womenswear catwalks saw the Hardcore Grrls hair trend inspire tightly pulled top knots running down the centre of the skull – paying homage to 90s post-punk styling while adding a modern twist.