Urban survivors at Kenzo
By Diego Sanchez

Paris: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s new collection was a mash-up of London’s punk culture and the outdoors theme that it has been popping …

Jan 24, 2015
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Paris: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s new collection was a mash-up of London’s punk culture and the outdoors theme that it has been popping up on the catwalks this season. A gorgeous palette of olive green and earthy tones was enlivened by bright oranges, silver and daring blues. Looks were layered in a clever way – anoraks over nylon trenches, ponchos over printed coats and hooded parkas over trucker jackets. The designers explored the concept of survival – emergency blanket-style fabrics and safety slogans updated humorously outerwear and knits. Fuzzy stripes and graffiti-style camouflage were the main prints throughout the line up and appeared in shearling jackets and oversize sweaters and sweatshirts. Precise tailored trousers were revamped with cropped silhouettes and utility details such as oversized pockets and zippers. Elsewhere, Bright acid-washed trucker jackets and jeans underpinned the punk attitude of this unique and stylish collection. Original and eye-catching. – Diego Sanchez

Theme: Urban survivors

Key Items: Hooded ponchos / Acid wash denim trucker jackets / Hooded wool parkas / Pinstripe cargo pants / Plush sweater / Garage one-piece / Intarsia rollnecks / Fur collared bomber jackets / Relaxed chino trousers / Printed parkas / Mossy jacket / Military button-down shirt / Mohair coat

Colour: Black / Olive green / Grey / Emergency orange / Bright berry/ Dark brown / Yellow/ Burgundy

Materials + Trim: Wool / Jersey / Fur / Leather / Cotton twill / Mohair / Pinstripe / Blanket wools / Zippers / Shearling / Cargo pockets

Print + Pattern: Collages / Stripes / Graffiti-like camo / Bleached effect / Slogans / Lettering

Accessories + Footwear: Frankenstein-inspired Derbies / Futuristic boots / Soft leather backpacks

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