Paris Fashion Week SS16: Kenzo

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Kenzo


Text: Andrea Sim

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon's spring show for Kenzo was defined by killer accessories and mixed media ensembles

Set design: Yes, the slate and salmon pink archways were pretty and the gradated steps were a plus. But, how great were the models' 'walks'? The steps transformed into moving platforms that glided in sequence down the runway while models lined up in pairs atop — much like a festive parade with floats. 

The looks: Panelled prints on dresses. There were sweet skater numbers and cut-out chevron patterned pieces, but our favourite was the plunging tiered boho dress (look 34) with trailing wisps of fabric; a design that's gorgeous and dynamic in movement. 

Favourite accessories: Without a doubt, the footwear and bags. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon's creativity knows no bounds — the thigh-high gladiator sandals were a clever mash-up of SS15's fixation with lace-up footwear and FW15's thigh-high boot trend. And the bags: Trust the designers to spin the undesirable money belt into a soon-to-be-coveted accessory. With three geometrical compartments lined up horizontally across the waist when worn, expect this to be a big hit amongst the street style set next season. 

Worth the investment: Look 19 in its entirety — or wear them as seperates and inject your own personal style. The long-line blazer functions as both a coat and a dress, and we've already waxed lyrical about the accessories earlier on. Enough said. 

Wishlist worthy: The gilded coat with tweed panelling on the sleeves in look 2. Draped over a jumper and ripped denim (or a crisp shirt) it can really do no wrong. Shine on.  

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below.

For all our coverage of Paris Fashion Week SS16, click here