Kenzo has announced that it will be combining its men’s and women’s collection for Fall/Winter 2017 at the end of men’s fashion week in Paris in January. Last season, the brand also showed some women’s with its men’s collection in Paris, but this will be the first time the women’s collection won’t show in Paris in March. Moving forward the women’s collection will be shown alongside men’s during men’s fashion week in January and June. In order to maintain a presence during women’s fashion week in March and September, the brand will put on special projects and events under the title Kenzo “Momento”. Designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are well-known for the creative events and projects they dream up, including two films with writer/directors Sean Baker and Carrie Brownstein. That being said the Kenzo “Memento” projects will likely be as highly-anticipated as their runway shows.
After five years at the helm of Kenzo, Lim and Leon have successfully put the brand back on the map and this year alone have released their first perfume for the brand as well as a highly-publicized partnership with H&M, which was the first for an LVMH brand.