Hey fashionistas, gather ’round because we’ve got some seriously chic news for you! KENZO, the iconic Maison that never fails to impress us, just made fashion history with its first-ever KENZO show in China! And guess where? None other than the ultra-glamorous Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, overlooking the breathtaking Huangpu River against the modern skyline of this international megacity.
So, what’s the buzz all about? Well, KENZO’s Artistic Director, the one and only Nigo, had us all swooning when he dropped the Men’s and Women’s Spring/Summer 2024 collection in Paris during Men’s Fashion Week. Talk about fashion goals! The show took place on the famous Passerelle Debilly footbridge, connecting the chic Palais de Tokyo with the iconic Eiffel Tower over the River Seine. Paris, baby!
But hold on, that’s not all! The KENZO Spring-Summer 2024 Women’s and Men’s Collection is all about that East meets West vibe, giving us some major fashion fusion. The Maison’s codes, carefully crafted by the genius Nigo himself, get a fresh and stylish upgrade with a new generational elegance.
We’re talking about CITY POP PARIS, a ready-to-wear wardrobe that perfectly straddles the line between the East and the West. Nigo draws inspiration from the City Pop music genre that boomed in 1980s’ Japan, giving us those funky pop vibes that we just can’t resist. And who wouldn’t love that graphic preppy and poppy look? It’s a total win in our book!
Picture this: Japanese judo uwagi transformed into chic chore jackets, and the ancient wave print, seigaiha, given an indigo makeover. Ladies, get ready to slay in lightweight layers of translucent fabrics adorned with reinvigorated archival motifs. Sounds dreamy, right?
But wait, there’s more! KENZO knows how to collaborate like a boss. Enter Japanese graphic artist Verdy, a longtime friend of Nigo, who lends his artistic touch to the KENZO logo in his signature swashed font. Trust us, you’re gonna want that logo emblazoned across your wardrobe essentials.
Now, let’s take a step back in time. CITY POP was all the rage in post-war Japan, and it was during this groovy era that the legendary Kenzo Takada made a name for himself. Fast forward to today, and we’ve got Nigo giving a nod to this iconic genre. It’s like a blast from the past, but with a modern twist that we can’t get enough of!
Oh, and let’s not forget the killer soundtrack for the show, curated by none other than Cornelius, a contemporary genius and friend of Nigo since the mid-1990s. He brought back those City Pop vibes in a score that screams perfection!
But what’s a show without some A-list stars to light up the night? Nana Ouyang, Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung of TWINS fame, along with Chen Linong and JC T, all made a stunning appearance under the midnight blue sky to celebrate this momentous occasion with the brand.
So, there you have it, fashion-forward friends! KENZO’s CITY POP PARIS Collection is all about embracing the past, connecting cultures, and giving us a glimpse of the fashionable future. With Nigo at the helm, this Maison is unstoppable, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store next. Until then, keep slaying those stylish looks, and remember, East and West, fashion is the best!