Kenzo creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s latest collection is inspired by the brand’s founder
Plus, other fashion news for this month.
Kenzo creative director Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s latest collection is inspired by the distinctive styles of Kenzo Takada – the founder of his namesake brand – and fellow Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto, both of whom recently passed away. Inspired by the exuberant aesthetic and animalia-focused designs of both designers, the capsule collection comprises clothing and accessories featuring motifs and artworks from Yamamoto’s archives, as well as classic Kenzo prints. Expect a riot of colours, animal stripes and, of course, an abundance of tiger-head motifs.
At first glance, Celine’s sneakers might appear familiar to fans of iconic sports shoes. Available in high-top or mid-top silhouettes and a minimalist palette of black and/or white, the leather trainers are inspired by basketball sneakers of the ’80s and ’90s. While skate shoes aren’t mentioned as an inspiration, a pair of the black and white high-tops reminds us of Vans sneakers – but more luxurious. Made mostly from calfskin, these versatile shoes are part of Celine Homme’s Summer 2021 The Dancing Kid collection.
Moment in time
As a result of the pandemic, we’ve seen many luxury brands step up their e-commerce capabilities. The latest to do so is Prada. Its e-commerce store, located within the brand’s website, includes not just its latest products but also editorial content relating to the latest campaigns and projects. On the first Thursday of every month, the website will also feature an exclusive Prada Timecapsule product drop for 24 hours. The December Timecapsule offering was a boxy cotton poplin shirt with a print inspired by ’60s film posters.