This Paris menswear season’s big debut was by Nigo at Kenzo on Sunday morning, and the Japanese cult designer’s first collection for the Japanese-born house was certainly made with finesse and a floral flourish.
Felipe Oliveira Baptista will quit his position as creative director of Kenzo this summer, not even two years after being appointed. The news also comes just three months after the death of founder Kenzo Takada.
Few designers left such an indelible mark in fashion as Kenzo Takada, who passed six months ago, leading his successor Felipe Oliveira Baptista to imagine a collaborative effort with the founder of the brand.
The house of Kenzo has launched a new collection that combines the aesthetics and prints of two legendary designers – the brand’s founder Kenzo Takada and his famous fellow Japanese creator Kansai Yamamoto.
Kenzo Takada, the first Japanese designer to establish himself in France, has died of Covid-19 at the age of 81, at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, leaving this world during Paris Fashion Week.
Jean-Paul Gaultier bowed out of fashion on Wednesday, the last full day of the Paris haute couture season, with a gigantic show in a storied Paris theatre bringing down the curtains on a 50-year career in fashion.