The Jungle of the Sky / Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013 Collection
The Kenzo Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is an exploration of the skies, inflected by ancient mythologies of the mystical world above. Entitled ‘The Jungle of the Sky’ the collection merges our urbanized modern world on the ground with the boundless heavens. A celestial theme pervades the prints: daytime and nighttime clouds, lightning bolts, raindrops and stars appear throughout the collection. Double breasted ‘pilot’ coats and cabans create a distinguished masculine figure, while trousers are skinny and have an effect of parachute fabrics in nylon. Voluminous jackets, evoking the imagined touch of cumulus clouds are paired with tailored pants for a silhouette that floats on the body yet is grounded by elegant structure. The silhouette of an Asian warrior, a recurrent figure in mythical battles, is introduced through the absence of lapels on wrapped coats and jackets. The KENZO tiger is reincarnated as a double-headed flying creature and is joined by dragons and serpents, who populate the sky jungle. Moleskin, chevron, gabardine, felted jacquards, and multicolored tweeds elevate the nonchalant yet controlled masculine jackets. The patchwork on boots and dress shoes is inspired by the graphic lines of airplanes. An observation on pilots soaring through the air, riding the sky, masters of the clouds.
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