Paris Fashion Week

Kenzo's playful positivity is infectious at Paris Fashion Week

A colourful, vibrant and perfectly quirky collection featured plenty of statement separates and young, wearable shapes

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 October, 2015, 11:31am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 October, 2015, 11:31am

Kenzo's spring/summer 2016 catwalk show at Paris Fashion Week struck a positive and light-hearted tone - no surprise, given its designers, New Yorkers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, are known for their playful sets and interactive presentations. Models stood row by row on colourful blocks that moved them along the floor and through minimal archways in the cavernous industrial space where the collection was shown.

A colourful, vibrant and perfectly quirky collection incorporated a mash-up of cool graphic prints, young wearable shapes and weird yet wonderful thigh-high, cut-out PVC waders. There were plenty of statement separates, such as brightly coloured coats, pleated miniskirts and amazing bodysuit tops that had mesh-like cut-outs - sporty, sexy and what we want to be wearing next spring. 

Colour combinations were bold and varied, but tied together effortlessly. Accessories are also making a bigger play for attention, with chunky belts holding up little pouches and chunky, eye-catching folded clutches.