We’ve already developed a taste for
NIGO already issued a couple limited edition KENZO collections over the past few months, themed after house staples like
The resulting KENZO garments are wholly NIGO, to be sure, but steeped in Takada’s motifs. The elements that informed the above drops were borrowed from Takada’s oeuvre, for instance, but so is NIGO’s emphasis on real clothing, the kinda stuff that can be effortlessly tossed on for any occasion.
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That means quintessentially KENZO pieces, like floral-rich shirts and gauzey wool scarves, joined by the sort of things that you expect from a contemporary luxury label, like phone cases and clutch bags.
NIGO’s KENZO is, by design, not going to titillate anyone who isn’t already plugged into the
These are garments meant to be worn, and the prices reflect that. The most expensive piece is
But the “affordable” items are in equally ample supply by way of $125 iPhone cases, $155 KENZO caps, and $170 boke flower T-shirts. Certainly no bargains here but as far as luxury labels go, this is all well within aspirational status.
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The question, of course, is whether the world is ready for NIGO’s rejuvenated, youthful KENZO.