April 27, 2017 by ckilkus
Kenzo Mounts Pop-up Exhibition at London Store
KENZO’S KICKOFF: Following the launch of its first quarterly ‘zine Kenzo Folio last week, the brand has mounted an exhibition and pop-up space featuring a selection of images from the publication in London.
Kenzo co-creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim launched the brand’s quarterly featuring its collections through a series created with established and emerging image-makers. The 30-page issue features images of Kenzo’s spring collection, which was inspired by the culture and traditions of the indigenous Igbo community.
The community, based in Nsukka in southeast Nigeria, is seen through the eyes of U.K.-based Nigerians; the photographer Ruth Ossai, and the filmmaker Akinola Davies Jr. — aka Crack Stevens — in collaboration with the stylist Ibrahim Kamara.
Crack Stevens worked with Ossai and Kamara on the film and photo project which delved into the idea of “ceremony.” The trio highlighted the cultures, rites, rituals and ways of the Igbo.
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Leon described his work on the project as an “emotional experience” with amazing characters. “We really try to use different ways of communicating. Akinola Davies Jr. came up with this brilliant idea. The minute he told us we were sold. There is something just really authentic about it. Everything we’re