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Kenzo Fall 2011: Garden Party

PARIS, Mar 13, 2011-/FW/— It all started with a dream.  Antonio Marras, creative director for Kenzo since 2003, dreamt he was in a room in a big house with an immense courtyard.  

In this dreamworld, there was a party, with music, lights, colors, everyone dancing and talking.   He saw there people like Frida Kahlo, and together they were a part of something revolutionary.  He was seduced by the charm of the virile delicacy of the female artists with rebel souls.

In his Fall 2011 collection for Kenzo, there was a subtle palette of earth tones, moss green and cedar, burnt brown, bronze, anthracite, red and aubergine.  The prints were laid delicately on chiffon, encrusted with flower patterns and luxurious cashmere, lace, and stripes.  Graduated shades, both dense and deep, on brocades and delicate silks mixed with layers of fluid masculine wools.  Wools that are a patchwork of materials and patterns, worked in torsade and jacquard, masculine lines contrasted against floaty dresses.

The dream-like lights in the background of this ethereal collection were the perfect setting.  Always giving us eclectic colors and patterns, this season was a beautiful, modern representation of the strength of the Kenzo woman.