Show Review: Kenzo Fall 2014 Menswear

A house almost synonymous with all things bright, vibrant and electrifying took somewhat of an unexpected detour for this season’s collection.  Carol Lim and Humberto Leon excelled in relaxed construction, neons, and pieces emblazoned with words for Kenzo’s spring collection, paying homage to their Californian roots.  But despite the careful construction and moderately subdued color palette for fall, Kenzo always manages to inject the necessary panache any fan of the brand can instantaneously appreciate.

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Kenzo Menswear Fall 2014 6There was an obvious focus on seasonal functionality as the show started with an onfall of chocolate colored coats and burly brogues.  The mission objective: fall attire that doesn’t skim on personality nor utility.

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Introducing the collection with darker hues eventually progressed into meshing these Earthy browns and grays with jolts of color.  Splashes of yellow in coats and sweaters did the imperative task of uplifting this season’s offerings.

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Adopting cues from last season, Leon and Lim still infused lexeme embossed sweaters into this collection, amplifying the knob on character.  Other trenches, jackets and sweaters  were bathed in funky patterns as swirls of whites and blues were imbued on outerwear.
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All-in-all, this season’s assemblage for Kenzo worked in its favor by not relying heavily on the graphic printed, tiger motif of collections past.  Exhibiting a mastery of attention to detail, Leon and Lim also incorporated an understanding of the essentials for a man’s attire for fall.  Fashionphiles want something that brings a little flair to an ensemble, but most importantly, comfort and practicality.  And a satin trench coat in navy, white and light blue could have never been more apropos.

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Photos courtesy of Style.com

Vuitton

Vuitton is a Bahamas native and a staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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