Since his inauguration as artistic director at KENZO, Nigo‘s unequivocal trade has spoken a distinct language inspired by the House’s late founder Kenzo Takada — one built on the amalgam between Japanese and Western traditions, and intrinsically, founded on a realistic approach to design. Punctuated by monthly limited editions, the visionary’s Fall/Winter 2022 works are stocking shelves in a series of drops; and on Friday, KENZO will launch the collection’s fifth installment, an original range with a penchant for varsity, check and knits.
Tagged under the Maison’s larger “KENZO University” collection, this latest drop injects a cross-cultural cool factor into a bevy of Ivy-League-ready ensembles. Fair Isle knitwear dons the label’s emblematic tiger motif, while varsity jackets in red-pink and grey-black colorways are stamped with classic block letters reading “KENZO PARIS” and the House’s founding year: 1970. As mentioned, check fabrications encapsulate dressy trousers, thick ponchos and long trenches alike; but a signature KENZO graphic stakes claim on sweaters and sweater vests.
Elsewhere in the range, myriad one-off statement pieces are worth discussing. Among them, a grey blazer acquires blue color blocking above the chest, a double-breasted leather coat turns theatric with a sky-toned fur collar and a heavy green-beige sweater gardens a grand, yellow flower illustration.
KENZO’s FW22 Drop 5 will become available on Friday, September 23, both in stores and on the brand’s website. Take a look at the label’s latest batch in the gallery above.
For more fashion news, check out Bode’s Fall 2022 collection.
About Post Author
This article was originally published on this site