Kenzo Casts 83 Asian Models For Its Spring 2018 Show

The show also featured live performances by a bungee dancing troupe and Lafawandah

Kenzo Spring 2018

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Inspired by Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and model Sayoko Yamaguchi, Kenzo showed its men’s and women’s spring 2018 collections in Paris last night featuring a cast comprised exclusively of models of Asian descent.

Kenzo Spring 2018

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“We celebrate two muses, one who represents the modern view of the house and one from its past,” designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon wrote in the show notes of the inspirations. “For both collections we aim to capture the duality of the two figures, we look to the era when they both ruled two distant continents; to Ryuichi’s personal flair when questioning the norm, and to Sayoko’s ability to mix patterns, prints, silhouettes, and colors.”

Kenzo Spring 2018

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Kenzo Spring 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo

Kenzo Spring 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo

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In total there were 83 models, many having been flown in specifically from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan especially for the show.

Kenzo Spring 2018

Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo

Kenzo Spring 2018

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From: Harper’s BAZAAR US

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