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1970s Kenzo Floral Velvet Ensemble

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A great 1970s Kenzo velvet suit, features velvet leggings and fitted turtle neck sweater both in a floral 1970s print.

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Kenzo Takada (b. 1940) studied art and fashion in his native Japan. After school he designed patterns and did designs for a Tokyo department store. He moved to Paris in 1965, where he did freelance design work for 5 years.

In 1970 Kenzo opened Jungle Jap, a boutique in which he sold his designs. The store was a big success and Kenzo went on to open a larger boutique in 1972.

In the mid-1980s, Kenzo expanded his business, adding a men’s line, jeans, and a junior line, Kenzo Jungle. He also did a line for the Limited chain called Kenzo Album in the late 1970s through mid-1980s. In 1988 he started the Kenzo City label and the Bambou line was started in 1994. Kenzo sold his label to LVMH in 1999 and he presented his last line under his own name. The Kenzo line is now designed by Antonio Marras.

Kenzo is known for his mix of cultural influences and for his use of prints and colors. He traveled the world and was greatly influenced by what he encountered.

Written by Lizzie Bramlett, fuzzylizzie
Details
Designer
Kenzo
Brand
Kenzo
Place of Origin
France
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
36 - 38 (EU)
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU1402675092
Address
One Of A Kind Archive
259 Portobello Road
Notting Hill
London W11 1LR
GB
+44 20 38236344
1stdibs Dealer since 2015 Located in London, GB
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