It has been nearly 30 years since founder and creative visionary Kenzō Takada built the iconicly vibrant fashion house Kenzo yet his rich legacy has left an endless source of inspiration for the recent Memento collections designed by current creative directors Carol Lim & Humberto Leon. Once again Kenzo impressed with the Memento 3 collection inspired by Kenzo Takada’s great love for artworks and in partciular those of French painter Henri Rousseau. One of Rousseau’s most famous canvas paintings entitled “The Dream” was vividly reproduced on multiple garments to exude a deep, warm colour palette.
The brand’s enthusiasts admired the signature use of vibrant colours in this collection. The simplistic use of stripes proves a classic yet impressive approach to Kenzo’s youthful aesthetic. This collection also promotes high-quality knitwear – an indispensable material in Autumn/Winter collections and also a key material in fad fashion history.
Explore the design highlights from the collection:
Henri Rousseau’s “The Dream” is used as a print to become a prominent visual throughout the collection
Specific looks featured vibrant colouration yet work together to remain harmonious
Horizontal and vertical stripes exude simplicity but cohesively work together to give the collection more attitude
Dynamically shaped designs showcase prominent silhouettes
The collection also featured classic and romantic womenswear pieces
Looks featured a darker color palette more suited for winterwear