kenzo are combining their men’s and women’s runway at paris couture week
They’re the latest house to join the wave of brands rejecting the traditional fashion week calendar.
Backstage at spring/summer 17. Photography Piczo.
This year, tweaks to the traditional fashion calendar became near weekly occurrences, with brands breaking with tradition to follow their own schedules. Among the defectors were Burberry, Tom Ford and Vetements, all electing to split from the industry's increasingly frantic pace. Now they have a new member in their ranks — Kenzo.
Creative Directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have announced that from fall/winter 17 they will be combining men's and women's runway shows. The first mixed presentation will close the Paris men's shows on January 22. Going forward, the brand will show their main collections in January and June, but maintain a presence during March and September shows with "Memento" — although they didn't elaborate on what that actually was. Never a dull day in fashion.
Text Wendy Syfret