Just when we were getting bored of dressing for the drab winter weather, Kenzo came through with a characteristically bright and playful vision for their AW19 show at PFWM on Sunday.
Staged inside the Louvre’s shopping concourse, the carpet-lined catwalk was framed with luminous, hallucinogenic-inspired illustrations by the late artist and shaman Pablo Amaringo – a reference to co-Creative Director Humberto Leon’s Chinese-Peruvian heritage.
Layering and texture were key: high-shine waterproof macs, extravagant beading, utilitarian tailoring and patterned knits, often accessorised with shaggy faux fur lining, shawls and floppy flats. Kenzo’s colour palette was equally rich, from suits and full looks in hot pink to clashing maximalist patterns.
Accessories ranged from backpacks with graphics to faux-croc skin bags featuring their evil eye motif, as well as the most fabulously extra paid of lace-up, knee-high hot pink boots…