The first Fall-Winter 2020 Collection by Felipe Oliveira Baptista for the House of KENZO. The House of KENZO, through this initial collection, celebrates the wanderers of life. A mobile wardrobe that heralds urban elegance and metamorphosis, transforming itself with fluency.
Reversible coats that go from monochrome to printed. Parkas that spread out like wings. Down jackets that become sleeping bags. Dresses as light as cocoons that expand with their armature of zippers. Flowing alongside each step, they follow in fluid pace, as if animated by a movement of their own.
The colours come from nature, at times illuminated by camouflage prints that are in fact a trompe-l'oeil of roses. This organic palette composes a unique painting at each glance, like colours as passers-by, or a garment that transforms into a canvas of a giant tiger head.
These are “painting-dresses”, taken from the works of neo-realist artist Julio Pomar (1926-2018). A Lisbon painter who lived in Paris for a long time and considered one of the greatest figures of Portuguese XXth century art.