Kenzo AW14 catwalk show Kenzo AW14 catwalk show
Kenzo AW14 catwalk show Kenzo AW14 catwalk show
Kenzo AW14 catwalk show Kenzo AW14 catwalk show
Kenzo AW14 catwalk show Kenzo AW14 catwalk show

Distorted fashion: Kenzo works with David Lynch

06 : 03 : 2014 Kenzo : David Lynch : PFW

Paris – At Kenzo’s autumn/winter 2014 womenswear show, models walked in front of a mirrored backdrop and a contorted clay head statue, designed to be unnerving and setting the scene for a slightly dark, emotion-rigged catwalk.

Kenzo’s creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim worked with film director David Lynch on the catwalk set, the final in a seasonal trilogy after pre-collection and menswear.

Lynch explained his set inspiration to Dazed Digital: ‘I wanted to try and get a different feel for a runway show, having mystery and emotion swimming together.’ The disturbing, apparently screaming, clay head as a backdrop, coupled with the distorting hall-of-mirrors reflections, resulted in a disturbing, dystopian vision in which models looked lost and could have come straight from Lynch’s seminal, dream-like 90s tv series Twin Peaks.

The collaboration is a good example of brands and creatives exploring dystopian fantasies and extreme emotional scenarios that push the boundaries of what consumers consider normal. For more, book a place at The Polarity Paradox Trend Briefing event.

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