Tuesday, 14 March 2017


In this exclusive KENZO video, animated prints from our Summer '17 collection mingle with joyous archival footage shot by late artist Nelson Sullivan. At the height of the 80's and 90's art + club scenes in NYC, Sullivan's giddily verite camerawork captured a youth culture that still radiates a utopian optimism and do it yourself glamor. The carefree and eclectic spirit of these candid moments caught on tape served as a crucial inspiration for KENZO's Summer '17 prints. Bold graphics collide with hand- drawn lettering, evocative of a lost rave flier: raw bits of newly- accelerated culture and data converging in a photocopy, promising transcendence by sunrise.
Video: Traum Inc
Archive Footage: Nelson Sullivan 

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