It seems the creative duo behind Parisian brand Kenzo never sleeps, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon produced another breath taking show in Paris yesterday inspired by two Japanese muses: composer and activist Ryuichi Sakamoto and supermodel Sayoko Yamaguchi.
The finale of the KENZO Spring-Summer 2018 Men and Women's show tonight at the Lycée Camille Sée in Paris. For both collections, we aim to capture the duality of the two figures. We look to the era when our muses ruled on two distant continents: to Riyuichi’s personal flair when questioning the norm, and to Sayako’s ability to mix patterns, prints, silhouettes, and color #KENZOSS18
The show attendants were gifted an intrinsic performance by acrobats in block colors drifting down the walls of a Parisian high school Lycée Camille-Sée. While the models walked in circles around the courtyard of the school, Egyptian-Iranian singer Lafawndah serenaded the guests from a position in one of the school windows.
Aside from the artful performances, the collection pleasantly surprised the guests, inspired by the eras that both Ryuichi and Sayoko ruled, the mix of patterns and bright block colors brought life to the Parisian brand.
The beautiful mix of clashing stripes, florals, paisley prints and chocker accessories on the full Asian cast of models excited the A list guests including Orange is the New Black actor Natasha Lyonne, French/American It Girl Camille Rowe and DJ Sita Abellan.