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...Kenzo Takada's Spring/Summer 1992 show for Kenzo was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection showcased structured garments influenced by classic tailoring, but with fun twists. The color-palette featured red, pink, blue, green...
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...Kenzo Takada's Autumn/Winter 1996 show for Kenzo was presented at Paris Fashion Week. Models such as Nadège du Bospertus and Kirsten Owen walked a fuchsia pink tulip-lined runway in feminine shaped garments in luxurious materials. Key...
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...Kenzo Takada's Spring/Summer 1998 show for Kenzo was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection was one of Takada's last before his retirement in 1999. The show tied in themes of femininity, society and nature. A range of geographic...

Kenzo Takada

Designer biography

...Kenzo Takada was born in February of 1939 in Himeji, Japan, and raised by his parents in their machiai (tea house). He began his formal fashion design education in 1958 as one of the first men accepted into the Bunka College of Fashion...
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...Kenzo Takada's Autumn/Winter 1999 show for Kenzo was presented at Paris Fashion Week. The collection was a fusion between Eastern and Western designs, both past and present. Maxi length kimono-style jackets and wrap front tops and maxi...
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...Kenzo Takada's Autumn/Winter 1998 show was presented at Paris Fashion Week. One year before his final show, it showcased Takada's typical fusing of Asian and European styles. Beginning formally with suits and coats in black, browns...

Kenzo (1939–)

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Brenda Polan is a fashion writer, editor, lecturer and academic. She was formerly fashion editor and women’s page editor of The Guardian and has since written for all Britain’s major newspapers and many magazines. She was until recently Programme Director (Media) at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Roger Tredre is Course Leader, MA Fashion Communication, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. Prior to his academic career, he worked in newspaper fashion journalism and was the first Editor-in-Chief of WGSN, the online fashion trends and research business. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Great Fashion Designers : From Chanel to McQueen, the names that made fashion history

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Kenzo, Vogue, 1977. Photo: Arthur Elgort/Condé Nast via Getty Images.In the early 1970s, Kenzo’s shows attracted the hysterical crowds; his was the name that defined youthful fashion.In 1970 Kenzo Takada was the first Japanese fashion...