In January 2012, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, Creative Directors of KENZO, visited Thailand with the purpose of trekking in the magnificent and awe-inducing Asian Jungle.
Animals abound in this contained ecosystem that are unique to the world. Rare elephants, mischievous monkeys and a myriad of reptiles call it home, and most importantly it is here that the tiger is the king of the jungle.
Carol and Humberto came across what would propitiously end up being the main inspiration for the prints of their Spring-Summer 2013 collection for KENZO, The Clouded Leopard.
So eye catching and alluring on the selected KENZO show garments, Carol and Humberto felt it the perfect fit for the newest edition to the Vans collaboration, and proposed six different, vibrant color-ways via this clouded leopard print in hues of ocre, orange, blue, green and khaki.
The collection will be available for purchase March 15 at Kenzo stores, Kenzo.com and at select retail partners including Opening Ceremony, Colette, Lane Crawford and IT Hong Kong.