One of my favourite brands for its use of wearable, effortlessly chic shapes and styles, Kenzo once again exceeded expectations with its spring summer 2013 collection, orchestrated by power duo, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, formerly of Opening Ceremony. Delving deep within the Asian jungle for its sartorial inspiration, those must-have tiger-adorned intarsia jumpers – otherwise known as the piece of the moment – took their place among not only the label’s catwalk show but also dotted within the audience as Kenzo’s cult followers made themselves known. Tigers and trenches and bustiers came in an array of khaki shades, the brand’s signature psychadelic prints and graphic motifs. Dresses slipped away from the shoulders only to be drawn back in by waist defining thick utility belts in safari hues, while the glinting jewelled eye of the tiger denoted its majestic presence hidden behind the bold lines of graphic printed jumpers. Casual all-in-ones and silhouettes from the Seventies came into play smattered with vibrant yellow and blue leopard print, later mixed in with tangerine orange. Camouflage cool was the theme that sprung from the Kenzo catwalk as the models went deep undercover in khaki green slouchy skirts and sexy cut-out tops in muddy brown. Pockets detailed blousey jackets and enamel animal accessories festooned throats and wrists. It was hip and cool, vibrant and full of verve, leaving the style set drooling for a collection as casual as it was covetable.
Catwalk images: copyright vogue.co.uk