Kenzo’s spring show was all about water, from the shapes and prints of the garments to the set design to the subtle political commentary. With the collection, designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon wanted to address the issue of overfishing. As natives of California, they both grew up with the ocean as their neighbour, and besides expressing their concerns for the it, they also wanted the collection to render the ocean’s beauty. Visible in everything from the wavy hems and the glistening fluid materials to the fish prints and embroideries and the statement tee saying No Fish, No Nothing, the theme was further enhanced by the venue’s set design. For a venue, they had chosen Luc Besson’s film studio La Cité du Cinéma, where a waterfall was flowing the entire duration of the show, and drums sprayed water to the beat of the music. Combined with sharp tailoring and geometrical cuts, the show turned out both smart and cheeky. See a video from the show over at Style.com.
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By Sonja Nettelbladt