For half a century, KENZO has been exuding positive energy with its boundless and daring fashion that celebrates nature and cultural diversity. A mix of different prints matched with sophisticated colours, surprising patterns and a lot of optimism are characteristic of KENZO and make the textiles for bed and bath instantly recognizable anywhere in the world.
In 1970, Kenzo Takada founded the company in Paris and opened his first boutique in the Galerie Vivienne. The fashion designer always combined influences from diverse cultures with the traditional. The house cultivates the special features that make it unique and reinterprets them in a modern way: the mix of patterns, the harmony of refined colours and an exuberant creativity marked by optimism and cheekiness. Classic checks meet floral patterns, oriental and folkloric elements are processed as patchwork.
Kenzo Takada was one of the first Japanese designers who settled in Paris to try their luck in the capital of fashion. The fabrics of his collection initially came from flea markets because he couldn’t afford more at first. He combined European chic with Asian influences as well as inspirations from his many travels and memories because he loved all cultures. He always remained faithful to his graphic and cultural codes, which were so characteristic of him: the mixing of origins, the mastery of colours, the delicacy of motifs.