Kenzo is undoubtedly reminiscing of the 90’s with its latest collection presented during the ongoing Paris Fashion Week. The menswear Spring Summer 2016 collection time travels to the past decades bringing back quite a few of the forgotten trends. Has it been a trend-setting journey or one taking place too soon, next year’s summer will tell.
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. – from Carol Lim & Humberto Leon the creative directors of KENZO
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