Kenzo Spring 2016

by Paige Reddinger

The Kenzo show was a burst of color, graphic prints, and loud accessories. Show master Etienne Russo worked with Kenzo yet again this year on another incredible set design. This time, the show featured moving stages. At the end of the show, they served as a platform for the crowds to get up close to the models to see the clothing.

There were fun, wearable dresses in unusual patterns and kimono dresses that felt both sexy and like something you can live in. There were few looks that didn’t feel accessible. And let’s talk about the accessories…those patent leather exaggerated gladiator sandals will be on street style stars’ and in fashion fanatics’ closets in no time. There were fanny packs made of geometric patterns that looked more like belts than bags, and the jewelry was gaudy in an almost out of place way, which was exactly why it looked so great. We all know Carol Lim and Humberto Leon know how to do cool and ahead of the curve better than anybody (last year, they were doing the ’90s revival thing that was so prevalent on the runways this season), but this collection felt particularly sellable.

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