Carol Lim and Humberto Leon brought Paris Fashion Week to a wonderful standstill at Kenzo Men AW16 when a crowd dressed in red coats stood in the middle of the Paris Event Centre and sang a cover of Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation while the models walked around them presenting the latest works of the Paris-based design house. The show was to clearly highlight the power of music and how it can unite all corners of the world, old and new, different, yet the same.
The collection mainly featured Kenzo’s signature bright and bold colours, a multitude of lacquered mock croc, intricate Japanese patterns and peace signs featured on buttons. It was surprising to see the Kenzo logo making a slightly less centre-stage appearance, and instead letting the fabrics speak for themselves.
In the end, the show succeeded in capturing the essence- unity, peace, togetherness through music and art. We are definitely in on this one with Kenzo; music, peace and love is what each and every one of us needs, even just a little bit.