Recently, Kenzo debuted their 2018 Spring/Summer men’s and women’s collection at Paris Fashion Week. The collection was inspired by renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto and supermodel Sayoko Yamaguchi, two Japanese icons. One of the most striking aspects of the Kenzo runway show was the casting – the entire roster of models was comprised solely of Asians. “We took a really directional casting this season,” said Humberto Leon, Kenzo’s co-designer. He says the deliberate casting of an all-Asian roster was a way for him and co-designer Carol Lim to reflect how they drew inspiration from Sakamoto and Yamaguchi and wasn’t exactly an act of fashion rebellion. Scroll down and check out more backstage snaps of the show by fashion photographer Yann Morrison below.
近日，Kenzo于巴黎时装周首度发表其2018年春夏男女装新品，此系列设计灵感来源于两位日本国宝级艺术家——音乐大师坂本龙一 （Ryuichi Sakamoto）和已故的日本时尚界传奇模特山口小夜子（Sayoko Yamaguchi）。引人注目的是，Kenzo此次发布会采用了清一色全部亚洲模特。“这一季的模特试镜我们有明确的目标性。” 品牌主设计师Carol Lim和Humberto Leon决定这次发布采用全亚洲模特阵容。“这并不仅仅是一个时尚反叛行为，也是因为亚洲模特能让我们更好地投射本季设计的灵感主题———那就是致敬坂本龙一和山口小夜子这两位灵感缪斯。”下面一起随摄影师Yann Morrison的镜头走进Kenzo后台看看这些秀场上的亚洲面孔。