Kenzo is scheduled to show on the fourth day of Paris Fashion Week Men's this season, and it's closing the evening. The Autumn/Winter 2024 runway show will be a combined menswear and womenswear show once again.
The physical invite that was sent over came in the form of a novel simply entitled Kenzo By Nigo. The contents? About 325 pages of lines and lines of "Kenzo" over and over again. Every single page—whether it was a section of notes or even the part where other titles by the author are listed—is filled with "Kenzo" on repeat. The show will also be held at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
What perhaps could be a teaser of how the collection would look like may lie in the end papers of the invitation. An interwoven motif made up of straight lines with the Kenzo script applied at some parts—could this end up on the runway as a lining or even a print for the collection?
For any confirmation, stay tuned for the show this Saturday. And for an even closer look at the collection, follow @esquiresg on Instagram as we bring you the action live from Paris Fashion Week Men's.
What: Kenzo Autumn/Winter 2024 runway show
Where: Paris, France
When: Saturday, 20 January 2024 at 3.30am Singapore time
After 18 months as the creative director of streetwear label Supreme, Tremaine Emory has announced his decision to leave the brand. In multiple statements to various press sources as well as on his personal Instagram account, Emory cited "systemic racial issues" within Supreme as the reason why he's decided to part ways. A particular event—an undiscussed "cancellation" of a Supreme collaboration with artist Arthur Jafa—exacerbated the situation and reportedly became a point of contention leading to Emory's eventual resignation. Emory is also the founder of Denim Tears, a brand that collaborated with Dior Men for the latter's fall 2023 collection.
As part of the second edition of Frieze Seoul, MCM partnered up with British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori for an exhibition housed within the brand's MCM Haus flagship in Seoul. The two-part exhibition sees a curated collection of 20 upcycled chairs representing a renewed perspective on diversity and inclusivity. The first half consists of 10 chairs decorated using surplus MCM fabrics, each differing in construction and silhouette as a way of reflecting their status as everyday totems. The second half is tied to Ilori's own memories of growing up in London as a British-Nigerian, exploring topics of culture, heritage and family, leading up to his identity as an artist today.
The MCM x Yinka Ilori showcase runs until 22 October 2023 at MCM Haus in Seoul.
Workwear is already an integral part of sacai's design aesthetic. Add to that Carhartt WIP's well-loved staples in the same space and you get a collaboration that's not only fashion-forward but also teeming with a function-first design ethos. Part of sacai's autumn/winter 2023 collection, the sacai x Carhartt WIP collection plays up the former's penchant for nylon fabrications (and a range of other disruptive elements) with Carhartt WIP's duck fabric jackets in bold and colourful iterations. They're generally cut oversized with drop shoulders aplenty, and most importantly, geared for the urban landscape.
The sacai x Carhartt WIP collection drops 8 September at sacai Voco Orchard boutique as well as online at club21.com.
Before the Singapore Grand Prix kicks off (and towards the tail end of this year’s Formula 1 World Championship season) Tommy Hilfiger, Awake NY and Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team have come together for a collection that collides both the fashion and racing worlds. The Tommy x Mercedes-AMG F1 x Awake NY collection includes seven gender-inclusive styles that range from baseball jerseys to rugby shirts—all branded with logos of the three collaborators, with some emblazoned with the racing numbers of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell as well as “85” in honour of Tommy Hilfiger’s debut.
The Tommy x Mercedes-AMG F1 x Awake NY collection is now exclusively available at the Tommy Hilfiger Raffles City store and online. A dedicated pop-up is now running at Raffles City from 4 – 17 September.
The autumn/winter 2023 collections are beginning to stream into stores and so are the accompanying campaigns. Kenzo's East-meets-West-themed autumn/winter 2023 collection defies the typical notion of the term by looking inwards at Japan, exploring the juxtaposition between its cities: Kyoto and Osaka. In a fast-paced campaign video, the dialogue of heritage versus youthful exuberance between the two cities are further explored. And of course, the campaign features the debut Kenzo's newest friend Vernon of K-pop group Seventeen, with the surprise appearance of artistic director Nigo himself.