About the designer
When Carol Lim and Humberto Leon took over from Kenzo Tadaka in 2011, they were gifted a never-ending source of inspiration with the substantial Kenzo archives. Tadaka’s Paris-based brainchild has been an important brand for the fashion industry since 1970 and is known for its eclectic Japanese legacy mixed with Parisian cool. The new pair of creative directors, has successfully found a way to keep Tadaka’s spirit alive, while also incorporating a new and younger sense of worldliness to brand. Drawing from the archives, Leon and Lim reinvented pop-art motifs and quickly created cult favourites with the tiger and eye logo. Their usage of prints and colourblocking combined with fresh and urban influences makes for a vintage-inspired feel desired by young and old.