The limited-edition pieces for women and men are scheduled to go on sale on April 8 in a selection of Kenzo stores, multibrand boutiques, department stores and online. They feature two colorful prints incorporating the original drawings of the characters in the 1967 animated movie, culled from the Disney archives. Meanwhile, Shere Khan replaces the tiger on Kenzo’s signature sweatshirt.
Kenzo celebrated the collaboration with a party during Paris Fashion Week in March.
“If you know about Kenzo’s history, you know that Kenzo Takada started a line called Jungle Jap,” Kenzo cocreative director Carol Lim told WWD at the time.
“The tiger, all the references that he made led us to collaborate with Disney. We looked at the archival drawings of ‘The Jungle Book’ as well as the new imagery and our tiger. We did a beautiful print mixing all these elements together. We put it on beautiful dresses, jackets, denim, jersey, sweatshirts — a bunch of different things.”