KENZO joins forces with the artist verdy to present a collection for Spring/Summer 2024. Showcased at Men’s Fashion Week in Paris and later in Shanghai, this collaboration highlights a seamless blend of East and West, a signature style under the creative direction of Nigo.
verdy, a close associate of Nigo and a celebrated name in the Japanese art scene, brings his unique artistic flair to KENZO. His designs, deeply rooted in youth culture and influenced by elements like skateboarding, hip-hop, and manga, offer a refreshing take on streetwear. This partnership shows the brand’s continual evolution, effortlessly combining Japanese aesthetics with Western fashion sensibilities.
The collection, featuring verdy’s distinctive graphic elements, includes an exclusive range of festive clothing from Nigo’s Spring/Summer 2024 line, with verdy’s touch evident in the revamped branding. The items, sporting the iconic “KENZO” logo along with other emblematic inscriptions like “KENZO Paris” and “18 Rue Vivienne,” showcase a unique blend of warp and weft, knitwear, denim, and leather textures.
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Men’s fashion gets a fresh update with items like a sleek black windbreaker featuring a white logo, paired with a navy knit jumper and waistcoat, all adorned with the distinctive white branding. The collection also offers versatile jersey pieces, such as a black and white cardigan with “KP” and “Kenzo Paris” logos, and a bold black sweatshirt with an exaggerated “Kenzo Paris” logo, also available in white with blue lettering. The oversized T-shirts in black or white with large red or white logos add a striking touch to the collection.
Not just limited to men, the collection extends to unisex items like a black hoodie with a white maxi logo, an off-white variant with a red logo, and a navy knit cardigan featuring the “KENZO Paris” logo in white and blue. The collection rounds off with a leather motorbike jacket and a teddy, both stamped with maxi “Rue Vivienne” and “KP” logos, encapsulating the essence of the collaboration.
This exclusive KENZO x verdy collection will first be available online on KENZO.com from 1st to 3rd December, followed by a worldwide release in KENZO shops starting 4th December.
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