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

NIGO and his illustrated zoo.

There are many ways to describe wine other than the palate. One could pontificate about the colour of the grape or how the light hits the glass to give that blood-red hue. You could comment about the presence of sediments or how bright it is, which speaks about the filtration process. But in a rare moment, Penfolds decided to get people talking about the label design. Cue NIGO.

Penfolds ropes in street style doyen NIGO as the brand’s inaugural creative partner. This year-long appointment will lead the creative vision for selected Penfolds projects. A veteran in the fashion, art and music world, NIGO is also a wine collector. When asked about his affiliation with Penfolds, NIGO says, “I have always loved and enjoyed wine, and Penfolds has always been one of my favourites. My creative partnership with Penfolds is a dream project. I am grateful for the opportunity.”

Merch are all sold out loh. The wines are still available.

One by Penfolds

And what is NIGO’s first labour? It’s the One by Penfolds.

One by Penfolds celebrates “oneness”. You know, that old saw about how different and unique people are and the things that bind all of us together. But that expression holds true for Penfolds as its wine is the product of diverse perspectives and regional nuances of each winemaking region.

In his signature style, NIGO designed four animal motifs for the wine labels. Like something out of an alt-Sanrio sketchbook, each animal (crocodile; rooster; panda; bear) represents the four winemaking regions where One by Penfolds wines are sourced—Australia, France, China and America. Limited-edition T-shirts and jackets, courtesy of NIGO’s own Human Made label, accompanied the global launch of One by Penfolds. Alas, those were quickly sold out. But the One by Penfolds range is still available online and at selected restaurants and bars.