1986, THE YEAR Lionel Richie’s ‘Say You, Say Me’, Dionne Warwick and Friends’ ‘That’s What Friends Are For’, and Whitney Houston’s ‘How Will I Know’ topped the charts. Music was never more euphoric. Denim jean jackets also arrived for the summer, and why not?
Kenzo’s creative masterminds Carol Lim and Humberto Leon look to the past for their Spring/Summer 2018 Collection—La Collection Memento N°2. They revisit the momentous year of 1986 when Kenzo Takada unveiled Kenzo Jeans in an East-meets-West love story.
In their hands, classic American denim workwear silhouettes on raw indigo and samurai red denim are refitted with their instantly recognisable icons. Think bamboo prints, the Great Wave of Kanagawa and, of course, that scene-stealing tiger.
The rest of the ’80s style trends make a resurgence too. Fanny packs and floppy bucket hats are worn with oversized kimono wrap tops and overalls.
Baggy sizes dominate the runway. The large silhouettes are brought over to Kenzo’s version of ’80s Hawaiian shirts in a dizzying show of clashing prints. One-piece swimsuits and high-waisted matching bikinis are plastered with multi-coloured designs to brilliant effect.
Kenzo’s La Collection Memento N°2 is available at its new boutique at The Shoppes, Marina Bay Sands.