My talented friend Patrick McKenzie just directed this video for Filler Magazine out of Canada featuring some of the KZO collection.
#2 | KZO Conservation Pants
#6 | KZO Timber Pants
Just did an interview with John Tan @ his casting website. See more HERE
KZO is “Cinematic Fashion” | ditransitive verb: the art of holding captive visual narratives; drama, moods, & voices for each collection.
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Collections to Date: 6thSynopsis behind the concept of the new S/S 2010 collection:
For S/S 2010, I read the Neil Young biography “Shakey,” written by Jimmy McDonough that I could not put down and was listening to a lot of his music at the time, specifically the “Rust Never Sleeps Live Album” from 1979. It’s really garage, heavy and grungy sounding, influencing many symbolic musicians down the road. Neil’s extremely outspoken and independent, driving his 1948 black Pontiac hearse named “Mort” down from Canada. He lived in Echo Park, Los Angeles for a while, so I identified with his relationship to the west coast.
This season’s collection is entitled “Into the Blue, Out of the Black,” based on a fictional US band tour that I created. The clothes revolve around being comfortable and fabrics that feel special.
Perfect model for your collection this season?
Neil Young has an extremely intense stare and eyes, so we wanted the model to have this type of characteristic and sophistication.
Key looks/colors we should expect to see in S/S 2010?
Organic cotton jersey tank tops and v-necks, native American yarn-dyed native American pattern fleece blazer with matching shorts, 3/4 sleeve check-pattern woven shirts, “freedom-sleeve” indigo fleece cardigan, and lightweight chambray “easy pants,” all made in Japan.
As a label, which creative phase do you find most gratifying?
I think that like making a feature film, there are many departments involved to realize the overall vision. Without one of these parts, the film is sacrificed. So with this in mind, I find that fulfilling the final vision each collection to the fullest is the most gratifying.
Are there plans to show your future collections in New York?
Possibly IF I can present the brand correctly.
Bonus Question: Who would be the ideal individual (living or not) that you would love to see wearing your new collection?
Stanley Kubrick or obviously Neil Young.