The colour-obsessed, pattern-preoccupied, sensory overload that is Kenzo seemed far calmer at their SS16 menswear collection in Paris today. For starters, the clothing was all presented in a desert-type styled environment and many of the clothes seemed to be designed to survive the heat that is redolent of the spring and summer months.
The first section of the collection didn’t have the vibe we expect from Kenzo eat first – colours being all muted and the clothing rather simplistic in its design. Throughout the entire show most of the pieces are spring/summer basics with long-line lightweight jumpers, windbreakers, vest tops, all comprised of fabric that appeared to be wrinkleproof which would help one stand the rising temperatures.
All of the pieces had a athletic wear feel to them, laid-back, relaxed nothing too fussy and that is in tune with the Kenzo brand. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim add in a few signature pops of colour and pattern within the looks that appeared on the runway, and the Kenzo logo made an appearance occasionally but overall, it was a toned down version of the Kenzo the world has come to know.
by Anna Coughlan
Images courtesy of Style.com