Cali Lords of Dogtown skate culture youth codes meet elegant feminine sophistication – take a closer look at Kenzo SS15
“Kenzo would like to remind you there is no planet B. Please protect what is precious.” These were the words that rang through the space ahead of the SS15 Kenzo show at a Parisian skate park. A harsh reminder of the worlds environmental problems, something that both Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are proud advocates of.
The future is bright, the future is Kenzo
From oversized structure, space-age eye masks and futuristic hole punched fabrics, to graphic prints, neoprenes both exaggerated and form-fitting, laser-cut leathers and oversized zippers – Kenzo SS15 was futuristic in essence, showcased through a palette of blues, greys and black with the addition of soft pastel hued digi-prints. A nod to the natural colours of our planet, surely.
With the words clean, graphic, optimism, reflection, future, transparency, purity, air, energy and lightness all cited as reference, the collection channelled all of those things. But the overall outcome served a mix of Cali Lords of Dogtown skate culture that both Leon and Lim grew up on. Oversized pants were met by form fitting femininity and Parisian lace, providing a uniform for the modern city girl with their roots firmly anchored in youth culture.