Balanced between the artisan and the durable and sporty, Oliveira Baptista’s design simplifies and contemporizes the materials, turning the geometric lines of Takada into a kind of street-wear clothes for a Kenzo of the 21st century.
For the collection, Baptista painted the garments in the shapes the founder loved the most: tulips, hydrangeas and stripes. The designer mentioned that he was struck by the magic of the previous brand shows, the intuition, the freedom, how the clothes always moved. Inspiring him to portray the movement, the comfort, and the freedom that garments from Kenzo give you.
The contrast between the runway and the garments allows us to appreciate the colors and dynamic silhouettes that Baptista looked for and achieved. It’s a wonderful collection, and it certainly has the versatility of Kenzo himself.
Text: Daniela Pintor
Info and photo: Vogue Christian Madsen