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KenzoSpring Summer 2015 Paris

Runway Review
9/28/2014 TeamFWP

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim presented their Spring collection with a distinctive and eco-conscious disclaimer: "Kenzo would like to remind you that there is no Planet B. Protect what’s precious." That message was voiced again and again by a female avatar on grand digital screens, in a few different tongues for the brand's set of international fans and customers.

It was a very current and informed stance to take, on the heels of the People's Climate March all around the globe. Words like "lightness" and "air" were used by the design duo to paint a picture of the assortment, though the inspiration wasn't taken verbatim in the slightest.

The mature and sharp looks weren't particularly eco-friendly or sustainable, but that was of little consequence due to their polish and expertly carried out execution. They injected something altogether new and different into the Kenzo repertoire that Leon and Lim have already built: those logo sweatshirts and eye motifs come to mind.

Volume was their plan of attack: a long-line capacious blazer with a zip-front and decorative lapel on Binx Walton; roomy denim pants and shirts; peplum bringing back the girly detail for the season; a short-sleeve collarless jacket with shimmering embellishment. A sleeveless white wide-leg jumpsuit was Spring-perfect, while culottes signaled another of-the-moment industry trend.

Leon and Lim focused on this new approach and the twist proved rewarding. The looks were chic without being ostentatious, fresh without being juvenile. A breath of fresh air indeed.

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9/28/2014 TeamFWP

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim presented their Spring collection with a distinctive and eco-conscious disclaimer: "Kenzo would like to remind you that there is no Planet B. Protect what’s precious." That message was voiced again and again by a female avatar on grand digital screens, in a few different tongues for the brand's set of international fans and customers.

It was a very current and informed stance to take, on the heels of the People's Climate March all around the globe. Words like "lightness" and "air" were used by the design duo to paint a picture of the assortment, though the inspiration wasn't taken verbatim in the slightest.

The mature and sharp looks weren't particularly eco-friendly or sustainable, but that was of little consequence due to their polish and expertly carried out execution. They injected something altogether new and different into the Kenzo repertoire that Leon and Lim have already built: those logo sweatshirts and eye motifs come to mind.

Volume was their plan of attack: a long-line capacious blazer with a zip-front and decorative lapel on Binx Walton; roomy denim pants and shirts; peplum bringing back the girly detail for the season; a short-sleeve collarless jacket with shimmering embellishment. A sleeveless white wide-leg jumpsuit was Spring-perfect, while culottes signaled another of-the-moment industry trend.

Leon and Lim focused on this new approach and the twist proved rewarding. The looks were chic without being ostentatious, fresh without being juvenile. A breath of fresh air indeed.


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