Kenzo definitely is aware of methods to placed on a present. The style model helmed by Humberto Leon and Carol Lim closed a extremely memorable Paris Fashion Week final night time by staging an occasion devoted to 2 of their biggest muses: Ryuichi Sakamoto, the famend musician and composer behind such movies as The Final Emperor, and the mannequin Sayoko Yamaguchi, who served as muse to the model's creator, Takata Kenzo.
However this was no unusual runway expertise. Somewhat than stay confined to a line of women and men strolling stoically down a catwalk, Leon and Lim determined to stage a two-act play, full with a musical intermission, vogue acrobats kareening up and down the partitions of the area, and a forged composed of fully Asian fashions, a tribute to the model's roots.
"We felt like it might be actually lovely and poetic to forged a full Asian forged and have fun the heritage of the model," the pair mentioned in an Instagram submit.
The primary act of their play, titled ‘Constructing the Bamboo Homes,' was a tribute to Sakamoto, whereas the second act, 'Love Letter to Sayoko,' was, fittingly, an homage to Yamaguchi.
The present was held on the Lycée Camille Sée in Paris.
"For each [Men's and Women's] collections, we intention to seize the duality of the 2 figures," the pair continued on Instagram. "We glance to the period when our muses dominated on two distant continents: to Riyuichi’s private aptitude when questioning the norm, and to Sayako’s means to combine patterns, prints, silhouettes, and shade."
Check out the area, among the clothes, and fashions cascading down the partitions under: