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Kenzo Takada

September 2017

Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada

An uninhibited and audacious designer, Kenzo Takada, “the most Parisian of Japanese couturiers”, has created a unique and exceptional collection of fabrics and ceramics for Roche Bobois.

Kenzo Takada was part of the very first wave of Japanese stylists to try their luck in the fashion capital of the world.
In 1970, he organised his first fashion show in the Galerie Vivienne and opened his own women’s fashion boutique.
His innovative style, featuring unexpected combinations of Parisian fashion with the colours and poetry of his native Japan, opened many doors for him and led him to success.
Since 1971, his international recognition has been undeniable. In the 1980s, he expanded into men’s fashion, the perfume industry, and various collaborations, always maintaining his sense of audacity and freedom.
With his current shift toward interior design and decoration, Kenzo Takada has created a unique collection of fabrics and ceramics for Roche Bobois. These creations showcase his signature style through graphic and cultural references: mixing origins, mastering colours, and creating delicate patterns. 

To ‘dress’ the Mah Jong modular sofa, Takada took inspiration from ancient kimonos used in the Noh Theatre, re-interpreting their patterns and colours to create fine and sophisticated harmonies symbolising the 3 times of the day: Asa (morning), Hiru (midday), Yoru (evening).

 

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