Kenzo Goes Fluorescent for SS19

Kenzo Goes Fluorescent for SS19

The designers' Spring 2019 collection revolved around sporty silhouettes and electric hues.

The designers' Spring 2019 collection revolved around sporty silhouettes and electric hues.

Text: Lilly Pace

The last show on the final day of a Paris Men's Fashion Week did not disappoint, as Kenzo co-creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim exhibited a collection consisting of vibrant colors and oversized silhouettes. The presentation in the basement of the Maison de la Mutualité conference center, described by Leon as a "traditional ceremony but twisted," featured a laser light show, floral suspensions, and a brass band.

Leon and Lim, who have recently transformed the brand's appearance from graphic prints to eclectic California-inspired designs, stuck to this new aesthetic with checked nylon-backed jackets, drawstring pants, shorts emblazoned with the Kenzo logo, and color-blocked knits all in hues of neon green, magenta, orange, and electric blue. Additionally, rose and phoenix patterns dominated the runway: featured on suit jackets, knits, and trousers.

Since Leon and Lim's arrival in 2011, they have aimed to "inject the brand with a youthful spirit and a sense of fun and cheekiness." The showcased sporty silhouettes proved to do exactly that, as the pieces were not only fashionable and wearable, but also appealing to younger Kenzo followers. With these new designs, Kenzo will certainly continue to be a fashion house on the rise.

Check out images from the Spring 2019 collection below!

Credits: IMAGES VIA VOGUE

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