© Nicholas Kirkwood / Set design: Aimko Paris / Photography: Ivan Mathie
As announced during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris in January, Kenzo’s Collection Memento No. 1 was introduced a few days ago during Women’s Fashion Week. Comprising four chapters, this new series recounts the history of the house founded by Kenzo Takada in 1970, celebrating its heritage and energetically resurrecting iconic looks. Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon revisited floral prints from the 1983 collection, along with wool berets and ruffled smock dresses with high collars. Down coats are worn over cotton poplin printed pajamas and reversible coach jackets with eagle jacquards are accessorized with denim backpacks with floral prints.
Nicholas Kirkwood presented his “Dark Matter” collection of luxury women’s footwear under the illuminated dome at the Elephant Paname art and dance center. The collection draws on a convergence of influences, from the 80s French Electro and English New Wave music scenes to the sculptures and installations of artists Jeppe Hein and Daniel Buren, as well as the photography of Helmut Newton. For this season, the color palette is predominantly monochrome. And for the first time, Nicholas Kirkwood presented a sneaker style alongside shoes with geometric lines in suede or leather.
The Fall/Winter 2017 collection from the ethical fashion house mixes prints and rich raw textures, playing with maxi and mini silhouettes. Edun also celebrates new partnerships with a Kenyan weaving coop that makes a floating yarn weave, and with Johanna Bramble Créations in Senegal. The collection’s color palette is rooted in shades of black and ecru, highlighted by bold pops of teal, orange and light green.
For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection Givenchy revisits its heritage and DNA, reinterpreting iconic silhouettes from the last twelve years in a single color: Givenchy red. The reworked pieces represent the House’s entire wardrobe, from precise tailoring to an embroidered evening dress, and including the iconic sweatshirt and prints featuring animal motifs or borrowed from religious iconography.
Find out all the fashion shows here (Céline, Loewe, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton).