Creative director of Kenzo, Nigo, has recently presented his vision of a wardrobe for the next spring-summer season. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, who have been named by many the most stylish couple of the week, Cruz Beckham, Jaden Smith, Ansel Elgort, Thylan Blondo, Eva Queen, and others came to support the brand and appreciate its creative impulse.
According to Nigo’s idea, in this collection, which was the second one for him at the head of Kenzo, he tried to combine French and Japanese fashion of the 1970s and 1980s. At the time, Japanese designers were particularly valued in Paris, and this time can be considered a golden era of Japanese-French fashion. To plunge into those trends, Nigo worked with the Kenzo archives. He paid particular attention to prints, for instance, wavy stripes taken from the 1988 line, and checks from 1993. Although this collection was a continuation of last season’s collection, in honour of Kenzo Takada, the creative addition was a series of pieces inspired by the navy. As well as navy clothing, there are navy collars, berets and hats. And nautical aesthetics are known to be deeply rooted in contemporary Japanese clothing – just look at the school uniform. It also served as a link between Japanese and French fashion.