Collection autumn/winter 2017
It was the intriguing world of Arctic surfers that inspired Carol Lim and Humberto Leon for this AW17 collection. Both creative directors pulled off amazing silhouettes fusing cold-weather active wear into elegant, flattering looks. Bright, bold colours set the tone on hot pink shearling coats, vibrant prints and vivid, monochrome dresses. Dresses cut from graphic floral jacquards were cinched with ski-inspired waist belts. Bias-cut tartan prints were the main pattern in the collection. Ribbed turtleneck knits were layered under dresses and jackets often detailed with knotted tassels. The collection was presented on an ‘open’ catwalk with the backstage elements all visible for the fashion public. Instead of spending money on a fancy catwalk installation, Kenzo donated to the organisations ‘Ideas For Us’ and ‘Earth Guardians’, both of these urging us to solve environmental problems and let us all act together to find solutions.