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kenzo spring 2012 men

SAILORS IN PARADISE
Paris: Nautical elements and floral motifs, two of designer Antonio Marras’ trademarks, made the leisurely looks in Kenzo’s S/S 12 collection feel indulgent in more ways than one. Marras grounded vibrant floral patterns — which decorated everything from Hawaiian shirts to tailored clothing — with classic Breton stripes and basic sailor silhouettes. Throwback shades with round plastic frames conjured the 1940s, and modern, rubber-soled footwear contributed a sporty aspect. –Whitney Kessler

Color: Cornflower / Primary yellow / White / True red / Cobalt / Navy / Sky blue / Beige / Light blue-grays / Electric aqua / Neon pinks / Bright green

Key Items: Breton tee / Double-breasted blazer / Matched set / Short suit / Cardigan / Printed pant / Short-sleeved button-front / Pea coat / Cargo short / Shirt-jacket

Materials: Silk / Jersey / Gabardine / Sand-blasted denim / Linen / Twill

Print + Pattern: Tropical scarf prints / Breton stripes / Windowpane plaids / Florals / Small-scale geo and neat motifs / Paisley

Details + Trim: Utility pockets / Embroidery / Pieced constructions / Printed contrast details

Accessories + Footwear: Silk scarves / Sporty sandals / Socks / Bucket hats / Rubber-soled oxfords and loafers / Sunglasses with thick plastic frames / Printed totes

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