First, I have to say that I was extremely excited to attend my first Kenzo show. I love the spirit of this brand and the strong comeback it has been able to achieve during the past few seasons. Starting with the set-up, there were huge white arches stacked on the runway painted with shades of peach and pink, recalling the architecture of little Mediterranean cities like Portofino in Italy. I love how the runway immediately gave us the right summer vacation vibes, making us look forward a colorful collection.
As always, the designers rocked it and were able to make us travel, portraying the modern woman and her everyday wardrobe. Being a very nomadic brand, Kenzo’s collection always feels like we’re traveling the world and back. I liked the approach of summer dressing with some lingerie details, a lot of layering, gorgeous prints, knee-high gladiator sandals, statement accessories, long light dresses, kimono jackets and some structure purses.
There was a strong 1990s vibe with bodysuits, printed mini-skirts and a couple of military silhouettes and waist-cinching belts. My favorite were the ‘chandelier’ earrings and the bold necklaces contrasting with the very graphic prints. Summer, where are you?