|DALLAS, May 25, 2001 (Updated Jun 27, 2009)/ FW/ — Born in Hemeji Japan in 1939, Kenzo Takada used just his first name when he launched his own label.
Mixing Japanese sensibilities and balance with European elegance, He studied at the Bunka College of Fashion. He worked in Japan after graduationa and moved to Paris in 1965.
Kenzo’s designs are distinctive. One of trademark designs in incorporating the elements of the kimono, the Japanese traditional dress in modern clothes.
Kenzo is a a great colorist and a fine tailor, mixing multi-cultural aspects and converging them into one.
Kenzo menswear was designed by Roy Krejberg after Kenzo’s retirement until December 2003 when the designer left the house. His last collection was shown during the Fall 2003 Paris Menswear season held last January 2003.
Gilles Rosier designed the womenswear line after Kenzo retired. He left the house in 2003.
After Rosier, Antonio Marras was hired as Creative Director for womenswear and he debuted in Paris during the Fall 2004 season.