Pitti Timeby Eyal de Leeuw | 27.10.12
A perfect start to 2013: The Garconniere’s favorite men’s fashion fair Pitti Uomo in Florence has just announced that KENZO will be this year’s guest designer. The old brand is celebrating a revival with last year’s appointment of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim as creative directors. The duo achieved much success with Opening Ceremony and then rose to international fame with Kenzo.
“Kenzo is one of the most interesting phenomena of recent seasons”, says Lapo Cianchi, the Pitti Immagine Communications and Events Director, “and, to be frank, one of the most amusing”.
Preparing for the January 8-11 fair The Garconneire is waiting for Kenzo’s pieces at VERNER (33 Alfasi street) – one of Tel Aviv’s chicest stores – as the collection will arrive in a month!
Not less humorous and elegant are the guest designers in the Pitti W 11 women’s fair – the old time favorite Maison Kitsuné. Another creative duo – French music producer Gildas Loaëc and Japanese architect Masaya Kuroki will certainly create the talk of Pitti this year.
Back to KENZO – their recent video lookbook, entitled “Watermarked”, was directed by the hyper-real collective of DIS magazine. The film shows a group of over-smiling male models in a eerie-cheesy atmosphere… Enjoy!