wut is it? The 1970’s french fashion house started by Japanese native turned Frenchman Kenzo Takada. He retired in 1999 and Italian designer Antonio Marras soon took over , but left the house in 2011. After LVMH interviewed 30 candidates, Opening Ceremony owners and creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim were chosen to bring back the spunk in Kenzo. Many thought these merchants with no design background were a risky choice, but their success with the OC in-house label, and successful collaborations with Chloë Sevigny and Pendleton proved they could stand a chance
And that they did. This is the duo’s second season, and they have killed it from the start.Its fun, refreshing, and daring. I like the risks they take, and the energy they brought back to the brand.
Spring’12 presentation images
Fall’12 Runway I loved, it was hard to narrow down