Desiger duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim about the collection:
‘For this collection, we’ve opened a door on the Kenzo woman at home, showing her in her own intimate environment and surrounded by personal belongings.
In the longer silhouettes, new prints, and velvet, wool and satin fabrics of Fall Winter 2012, we’ve captured the feeling of rooms, from bedrooms to bathrooms to hallways. We’ve woven the linear elements and sharp corners of the interior landscape together with softer curves and accents that make a home. Patterned knitwear is worked into a variety of shapes and color combinations, taking visual cues from tapestries.
Tile geometries are paired together with curving swirls of marble in the prints alongside flowers reworked to resemble potpourri.
Our friend Juan Gatti, the illustrious Spanish art director, has created fruit prints that are a lively play on florals.
One of our new house codes is functionality. In our previous collection it meant reversibility, garments that could be worn inside out. For Fall, we’ve created garments with zip-off pieces that provide an element of transformation – a coat will zip-off to become a cropped jacket and skirt. We also focused on technological fabric treatments, like rubberized exteriors on coats to fend off rain.
For the jewels, we’ve invited Roman jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez to create a collection of necklaces, bracelets, rings, belts and shoe clips. Real walnuts are preserved in resin and encased in walnut shells crafted from metal. Thin bangles are edged in colored enamel that recall the colors and graphic prints of our collection.’