For KENZO’s Summer ’17 collection, we drew upon the work and legacy of vanguard fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez. Lopez’s drawings for Vogue, Interview, and The New York Times brought a postmodern playfulness to bear on Romantic and Art Deco motifs, a signature style through which he explored deeper themes of race and desire. This marriage of visual joy and social utopianism marks an obvious kinship between Lopez’s drawings and KENZO’s spirit, and is celebrated in the use of the artist’s prints in our Summer looks.
In an editorial shot by photographer Alice Neale, Susan Baraz (muse, model, best friend to Lopez and Neale's godmother) presides over the cast as a play-act matriarch, recollecting her memories of Lopez while performing the gestures of family, blurring the lines between fashion photography, fiction, and documentary.
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