|The Kenzo x Vans trainers, £80 whilst stocks last(!!) at Harvey Nichols.|
It’s not often that a 40-year old fashion house is hailed the coolest label around, but that’s what’s happened at Kenzo after the recent appointment of new creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (of Opening Ceremony fame). Their first collection for Paris based Kenzo, (spring/summer ’12) was an instant hit and the second, (autumn/winter ’12) which was previewed earlier this year (at March's Paris Fashion Week), was the most talked about, of the show season!
But such uber collections come with a hefty price tag, so imagine my delight when I came across these ‘Era’ Vans trainers- sporting the much loved net print that features heavily in the Kenzo spring/summer ’12 collection. In bright orange, they capture the essence of what I like most in Leon and Lim’s current work for Kenzo- their vibrant use of primary colours, and irresistible prints. Plus being a big trainer lover (something I have in common with the design duo who claim to have “too many pairs to count!”) these beauties are a total no-brainer... an American street wear classic with a big injection of Parisian chic, brilliant!
First released last month, there are three drops in total of the limited edition collection of Kenzo x Vans trainers, which all feature variations on the colourful net print. So don’t miss them hitting Harvey Nichols stores for the final time in July, cos they won't be around for long!
|Catwalk: Kenzo spring/summer '12, the gorgeous net print in all its glory.|