Kenzo chooses Shanghai for first ever show in China

Fashion & Leather Goods


KENZO Artistic Director Nigo presented a memorable Spring/Summer 2024 women’s and men’s collection at the Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal on the Huangpu River. The event echoed the Paris show on the Passerelle Debilly, the iconic footbridge that connects the Palais de Tokyo with the Eiffel Tower, proposing new iterations of key KENZO looks unveiled in Paris. The collection creates a compelling dialogue, bridging the legacy of Kenzo Takada with the contemporary vision of Nigo, staging code-switches between Japanese and Western wardrobes. The soundtrack was created by Cornelius — a friend and occasional collaborator of Nigo since the mid-1990s — who shares the designer’s appreciation of City Pop, the music that was the backdrop for an exuberant period coinciding with some of the most memorable moments in Kenzo Takada’s career. In the eyes of Nigo, the recent reappraisal of the genre by new generations is a powerful analogy that underscores the relevance of the KENZO legacy to the contemporary mindset.