David Lynch inspires and collaborates with Kenzo for their latest womenswear offering, read about it here.
As one of the most interesting and insightful, multi talented personalities of our time its no surprise other creatives find David Lynch so inspiring, his impressive resume of work has inspired Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s last three collections for Kenzo. Seen as a trilogy of sorts, the final piece after the mens and pre-fall collections. Lynch also got hands on with the Kenzo designers, creating the set and playlist for the show, the former of which included a massive daunting sculpted head and distorting mirrors. “I wanted to try and get a different feel for a runway show, having mystery and emotion swimming together.” said Lynch when talking about the collaboration.
Back to the clothes; the silhouette for AW14 was voluminous and amplified, with lean and tall silhouettes mixed with exaggerated and high waisted silhouettes. Suits were quilted with down and the tool creatures from the last mens show make another appearance in woods, metals and perspex. The colour palette was vibrant with oranges, limes and reds, some colours were named after David Lynch characters such as “wild lula lime”, “laura lilac” and “midnight dorothy”.
There were prints a plenty this season, some inspired by the David Lynch herringbone flooring and reflections of a mountain in shattered glass. Layered organza added a 3D effect to skirts and tops. The accessories caused a stir, particularly the clutch bags inscribed with “FOREVER, NO?” we expect a pretty long waiting list for these!