Kenzo was born in 1970 by Japanese designer Kenzo Takada – the first show took place at the Vivienne gallery in Paris which later became the location of the first Kenzo store. Over time, the label became increasingly known for its richness in style, variety and colour. Kenzo’s designs are differentiated by the blend of Japanese style and European elegance. After Kenzo Takada, Italian designer Antonio Marras became creative director from 2003 to 2008.
On July 1st, 2019, Kenzo appointed Felipe Oliveira Baptista as the new Creative Director. “His innovative and modern creative vision and well-rounded artistic approach will enable KENZO to reach its full potential while respecting its unique heritage” Sylvie Colin, CEO.
First appearing in the Fall Winter 2012 Collection, the tiger motif quickly became one of Kenzo’s classic icons. Now, KENZO Tiger continues to roar under the helm of new creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista.
KENZO x WWF: KENZO supports WWF on its TX2 tiger conservation goal to double the global population of wild tigers by 2022. All made of 100% organic cotton and certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), for each piece sold, KENZO x WWF will donate US$10 towards the TX2 goal.
KENZO Sport offers a wardrobe with a strong graphic design, where technical materials are worked to combine elegance and comfort. It is created as a distinct style, with functional and unisex accents, inspired by movement and protection. The KENZO logo, transformed into an X, reveals its unique identity