For KENZO’s Women’s and Men’s collections for Spring Summer 2018, two muses were celebrated. Two people who revolutionized the global zeitgeist in different ways:
Ryuichi Sakamoto, starting off as one third of pioneering electro group “Yellow Magic Orchestra” and then a solo composer, activist and dancer. Over the course of his career he has epitomized progress and reform, enlightenment and enrichment.
Sayoko Yamaguchu, one of the world’s original supermodels, was one of Kenzo Takada’s muses. Her originality lay in her capacity to offer chameleon-like qualities to endless inspirations. Upon looking through the many images in the house’s archives of her and Keno, we were inspired by her transformative character.
For both collections, Kenzo aims to capture the duality of the two figures. Look to the era when both ruled on two distant continents; to Ryuichi’s personal flair when questioning the norm and to Sayoko’s ability to mix patterns, prints, silhouettes and colors.