This is the third capsule collection since Nigo took over creative reins.
Kenzo just released its third limited-edition drop for Spring-Summer 2022 under artistic director Nigo, in time for the opening of their boutique in Greenbelt 3.
Available in flagship stores worldwide in April 2022, it is perhaps the most comprehensive capsule wardrobe to hit stores since the appointment of Nigo as creative head of the house last September. The drop follows the designer’s debut runway show for the Maison in January, with one additional capsule to come.
The third capsule collection revolves around denim. A key element in Nigo’s own design tradition, Japanese denim is exercised across a selection of reinterpreted wardrobe tropes and married with the Kenzo boke flower created by the artistic director upon his arrival at the Maison.
Denim defines a collection comprised of eight pieces for women and seven pieces for men, all genderless in nature. The backs of denim blousons are embroidered with the boke logo, which likewise appears on the pockets of elongated denim jackets, and those of denim trousers and a knee-length skirt.
True to the staple spirit of the capsule, patch pocket overshirts appear alongside oversized T-shirts and relaxed T-shirts with pocket detailing. The collection is retained in the authentic blues of denim, with nuances of gray and white.
As precursors to a reinvigorated Kenzo, the Spring-Summer 2022 capsule collections embody the philosophy at the root of Nigo’s practice at the Maison: a real wardrobe for the future, tied to the wisdom of the past.
In homage to Kenzo Takada, each drop revolves around the idea of the natural elements key to the legacy of the founder. Expanding on the form and function of these motifs, Nigo draws on the Japanese sensibility of flora
and fauna as signifiers of symbols and feelings.