Nigo’s new appointment at helo of fashion House Kenzo, the brand founded by Kenzo Takada in 1970, will make him the first Japanese designer since Kenzo-san. There are obvious parallels between Takada and Nigo - their shared heritage—they both grew up in Japan, attended Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, and took a global view of fashion—but the real similarities are more nuanced. Their creative energy mean they are both disruptors of fashion’s status quo.
Kenzo has been championing Japanese founder Kenzo Takada’s progressive approach to fashion for over half a century, focusing on creativity, cultural diversity and craftsmanship. Continuing to reinterpret the fashion House principles through playful collections that champion inclusivity and borderless fashion, it goes without saying that a bold colour palette remains central to Kenzo’s collections; whether it be a Tiger sweatshirt, piece of knitwear or understated accessories, each garment embodies the brand’s positive outlook.