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Is start­ing a brand from scratch harder than tak­ing over one with a pre­vi­ous history? We’ll al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate Kenzo Takada’s vi­sion. It is what we wanted to rein­tro­duce when we ar­rived in 2011; to tell the Kenzo story and build its iden­tity for a new gen­er­a­tion. Do the ar­chives play a big role in your process? Not in a typ­i­cal way. It is of­ten very spe­cific de­tails that in­spire us, not a di­rect item, so it is very sub­tle. What do you look for in a col­lab­o­ra­tor? Sim­i­lar ideals. With the Blue Marine Foun­da­tion, they shared our love for the ocean; for Vans, we both love the out­doors and sports; and for New Era it was a pas­sion for street style. The only thing we ask for is an open mind. Spring/ Sum­mer ’15 had a mes­sage about pro­tect­ing our world. Is it im­por­tant that fash­ion goes be­yond just clothes? We want to en­cour­age peo­ple to be more aware from all as­pects, so that there’ll be some­thing for our chil­dren.

Kenzo Pre- Fall ’15

The Chanel ephemeral bou­tique in St. Tropez

Kenzo Pre- Fall ’15

The out­door pool at La Mis­tralée

Hum­berto Leon and Carol Lim

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