Kenzo was the result of Japanese designer Kenzo Takada’s desire to elevate streetwear. When the Kenzo label was launched, it offers fashionistas in France and beyond with clothing items that are chic yet grounded. Considering as most luxury designer labels tend to go over the top with their designs, the products from Kenzo provides an affordable middle ground. Better yet, Kenzo sells clothes, footwear, accessories, and fragrances for men, women, and kids of all ages.
Kenzo for Women
Like most fashion brands out there, the Kenzo line for women includes various tops and shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, pants, skirts, and shoes. The clothing items retain their feminine silhouette while incorporating masculine elements apparent in the Kenzo jumper, baggy sweatpants, collared button-up blouse, and bomber jackets. Other than that, the silhouette of the women’s clothing tends to be geometrical with sharp lines and edges. They are all embellished with bold designs and patterns like the famous Kenzo lion logo, floral embroideries, camouflage, checkers, and more.
Kenzo for Men
The Kenzo clothing is more subtle when compared to the womenswear. Most of the Kenzo shirts for men rely on solid colors and minimal print designs like the Kenzo lion logo, an edgy, oversized image, an atom symbol, and block texts in a large font. The clothes still preserve the youthful undertone, especially when paired with the Kenzo sweatshirt, denim jacket, and khaki shorts. Men can finish off the look with a pair of Kenzo shoes, whether it is a pair of sneakers, espadrilles, slip-ons, or dress shoes, all available in different colors, materials, and designs.
Kenzo for Kids
With Kenzo Kids, parents can match their styles with their little ones. Kids wear tends to be overly colorful or childish at times but Kenzo Kids made sure that while it still has that fun youthful vibe, it’s also as chic as the clothes you may find on the Kenzo fashion week runways. A unique feature of how Kenzo Kids brings out the fun for the children is how they incorporate cartoon-ish designs and use that as the main pattern. It’s fashionable without being heavy on the eyes. Kenzo Kids separates their clothing based on age: newborns, toddlers, and children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Complete your Kenzo outfits with the many accessories that have been released by the brand. You can find men and women’s shoes, men and women’s bags, and miscellaneous accessories. These miscellaneous accessories include small leather goods such as wallets, phone cases, scarves, sunglasses, hats and caps, umbrellas, key rings, jewelry, and dressing gowns or kimonos for you to get ready in. Their most popular accessory item are the phone cases, specifically targeted for iPhone users. They are available in many designs, colors, and materials, taking your plain iPhone to another stylish level.
It’s the rule of thumb that you should always put on perfume before you step out of the door. Luckily, to officially finish your Kenzo look, the brand has released various high-quality perfumes. Kenzo’s most iconic perfume is perhaps the Flower by Kenzo, packaged in a pretty, tall bottle with a flower design imprinted on it. This perfume has notes of black currant, hawthorn, Bulgarian rose, and mandarin orange as the top notes. For the middle notes, Kenzo uses opoponax, jasmine, parma violet, and more roses. Finally, the base notes comprise of vanilla, white musk, and incense.
Men can also find perfumes from Kenzo including the best-selling Kenzo pour Homme. The packaging for the Kenzo Homme is similar in shape to the Flower by Kenzo but in a blue color and suede texture. It has a woody main accord, incorporating notes of mahogany, sage, bergamot, lemon, and sea notes. The middle notes include nutmeg, carnation, juniper berries, orris root, peach, jasmine, caraway, lily of the valley, rose, and vine. The base notes have hints of sandalwood, amber, musk, balsam fir, oakmoss, vetiver, cedar, and labdanum.
Kenzo Special Collections
Besides the items listed above, Kenzo has released limited edition or special collections from various collaborations. One of the most recent ones is the Cabiria, Charity, Chastity line to promote a film with the same name made by Natasha Lyonne and starring herself, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Macaulay Culkin, and Leslie Odom Jr.
Other than the Cabiria, Charity, and Chastity collection, there’s also the Shoreline Memories collection, the Balancing Act line, Northern Lights, Geo Tiger, Kenzo World, Floral Leaf, Rib Knit, Color Block, and more.