For their first pre-collection, design duo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, of Opening Ceremony fame, worked around the idea of “establishing the staples of the Kenzo wardrobe,” said Leon, adding that they channeled their “outerwear sensibility” for the fun, chic lineup. They playfully mixed colorblocking and prints — kaleidoscopic animal-print motifs, an archive Provençal pattern, an unusual floral design in a monochromatic yellow or navy — and featured the house’s “K” logo on mohair sweaters and T-shirts. More basic looks included a roomy trenchcoat that came with a detachable cape, while a blazer had a pleated back to “add femininity,” noted Leon. Their fabric choice was mostly cotton, which was even used on the fake fur pieces textured to look like shearling, shown on a brown egg-shape coat and matching T-shirt, and a bright yellow bomber jacket.

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