Each year, in January or February, many Asian regions celebrate the Lunar New Year. 1 February 2022 rings in the era of the tiger, KENZO’s signature animal. The brand honours it with a creative tribute in an original capsule collection featuring an exclusive vibrant print.
THE TIGER: THE HISTORIC KENZO ICON
Polar bears, birds, horses and the signature tiger… Since 1970, KENZO has used its creations as a platform to showcase wildlife in its every form. This iconography remains dear to the brand’s heart, as nature has always been at the centre of its creative process. Reinvented in a new print, the tiger makes a statement on the limited-edition Chinese New Year capsule for the Lunar New Year. Ever-present at KENZO, this powerful, brave and protective feline now leaps forward to seize the city in its claws.
AN ORIGINAL CAPSULE
For the first time, KENZO’s totem animal takes on a streetwear edge in a complete line of ready-to-wear pieces for men and women, as well as unisex accessories. Sweatshirts, jeans with straight legs or straps, a cropped bomber jacket, jumpers, T-shirts and jogger sets for a new year that’s more comfortable, versatile and on-the-go than ever. Worn head-to-toe or here and there, the pieces mix and match, depending on your mood.
A NEW TIGER PRINT
A key figure of the lunar zodiac, the tiger is a must. After roaring in the past, this new tiger leaps ahead, ready to conquer and explore unknown territories. In an all-over K-TIGER monogram, a Zodiac Tiger version in natural colours, a golden Tiger Crest patch on T-shirts, coin purses or bucket hats, a 3D version on smartphone cases… or embroidered in maxi-relief in contrasting satiny thread, recalling the colourful lights of Chinatown streets at night. A stunning array of premium manufacturing techniques and up-scale expertise, like the print on the delicate silk of a flowing short-sleeve shirt.
AN ULTRA-POP CAPSULE COLLECTION
Available in a range of pop colours (from medium red to golden yellow), the textiles and leathers join more classic shades, such as peacock blue or navy blue. A few touches of black and white confirm a striking and voluntarily contrasting aesthetic. To start the new year in style and audacity.
The KENZO Chinese New Year capsule will be available from 3 January 2022 at KENZO stores and stands and on KENZO.com.