KENZO SPRING/SUMMER 2019 MEN AND WOMEN’S READY-TO-WEAR REVIEW

  • A SHOW BY CAROL LIM AND HUMBERTO LEON

 “IT’S TRADITIONAL CEREMONY BUT TWISTED” SAID LEON

KENZO GAVE US A DREAMY UNDERGROUND GARDEN PARTY IN PARIS (@ THE LA MAISON DE LA MUTUALITE TO BE PRECISE) FOR BOTH MALE AND FEMALES AND IT BEGAN WITH THE HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE PERFORMING TO THE US NATIONAL ANTHEM THEN TRANSITIONING TO JAZZ MELODIES. FIRST THE WOMEN’S COLLECTION WAS INTRODUCED WITH PRINTS! PRINTS! PRINTS!

ON BLOUSES, LOOSE FITTED SKIRTS WITH LACE HEMS, MIX & MATCHED WITH A FAUX SNAKESKIN (MAYBE) AND PATTERNED KNIT TOPS. COLOUR BLOCKING WITH BRIGHT ELECTRIC COLOURS MADE THE COLLECTION EVEN MORE VIBRANT, CONTRASTING WITH THE LIGHTING IN THE GARDEN. CHECKERED POLO TOPS AND TROUSERS, GIVING ME CLUELESS VIBES *THINK CHER IN HER YELLOW, WHITE AND BLACK CHECKERED SKIRT SUIT* A LOOK RIGHT?!

  • COLOUR-BLOCK TIGHTS VS PATTERNED TIGHTS (POLKA-DOTS)
  • LACE COLOUR-BLOCK GLOVES

– BOTH ARE DEFINITELY GIVING ME BALENCIAGA VIBES THAT ARE SADLY A NO FROM ME, STYLE WISE I COULDN’T SEE MYSELF IN THEM BUT I CAN SEE THE VISION AND DIRECTION THAT LIM AND LEON HAVE TAKEN AND FOR THIS COLLECTION IT WORKS. 

  • KITTEN HEELS

(@’S THERESA MAY) ANOTHER NO FROM ME, ONLY BECAUSE I LOVE A BIT OF INCHES AND THESE GAVE ME NONE OF THAT BUT I CAN IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF COMFORT-ABILITY, BUT FOR ME ‘BEAUTY (AND NOW FASHION) IS PAIN (AND GAIN IN INCHES – SEE WHAT I DID THERE)

OKAY ENOUGH NEGATIVE ENERGY, I’M HERE FOR THE ACCESSORIES! THE SHEER-TRANSPARENT POLKA-DOT HAND-HELD SHOPPER BAGS, OR A FLORAL PATTERNED VERSION AND COLOUR-BLOCKED BAG’S THAT I LOVE AND WANT ASAP. THE “BACK-TO-THE-FUTURE” SUNGLASSES AS MY FRIEND DEBBIE DESCRIBES THEM, THE DIFFERENT COLOUR LENSES AND SHAPES REFLECTS THE TWIST OF THE OVERALL COLLECTION.

 

NOTE: LAYERING, EMBROIDERY, EXTENDED DARTS AND EXAGGERATED SLEEVES

MENSWEAR CAME STRAIGHT AFTER THE WOMEN’S AND KEPT THE SAME VIBE WITH BRIGHT COLOURS AND PATTERNS/PRINTS OF BAGGY TROUSERS VS TAPERED, SUITS, ROUND NECK POLO SHIRTS AND KNITTED VERSIONS. ACCESSORIES WERE EVEN MORE INTERESTING THAN THE WOMEN’S WITH BELTS FOR BAG STRAPS THAT CONTAINED KENZO ORANGES IN PLASTIC CONTAINERS OF DIFFERENT SHAPES/SIZES, WHICH STRAIGHT AWAY MADE ME THINK OF A LUNCH BAG OR WATER BOTTLE. RUBBER -JELLY SANDALS AND SOCKS ARE DEFINITELY OF AN ACQUIRED TASTE BUT THEY WENT WELL WITH THE COLLECTION AND CONTRASTED NICELY WITH THE CHUNKY TRAINERS IN BLACK AND PINK. AS WELL AS KEEPING IT TRADITIONAL WITH KENZO PARIS OR JUST KENZO PRINTED ON BAGS, SHIRTS AND JUMPERS. A TRADEMARK WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE TO WEAR,

 

THANK YOU LIM AND LEON!

 

 

 

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