KENZO was founded in Paris, 1970, when Japanese designer Kenzo Takada opened his first boutique in Galerie Vivienne. For half a century he’s been passing on positive energyand liberty through fashion that celebrates nature and cultural diversity. Today, we’re talking about a premium brand that has been a member of LVHM among brands such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Marc Jacobs since 1993.

This year, KENZO reaffirmed their partnership with Californian brand Vans, which is only 4 years older, and prepared a new expressive collection for SS20.

Archive floral prints meet iconic silhouettes

KENZO and Vans first joined forces in 2012, when they released a capsule collection that focused on the Era silhouette. Later collaborations include the “Grape Pack” or the fall 2013  collection inspired by celestial phenomena.

The spring 2020 unisex collection is influenced by liberty, skateboarding and “90’s youth culture” and the vintage era of the 70’s. The floral motif comes from KENZO archives and was supervised by Felipe Oliveira Baptista, who took over the responsibility of creative director last July.

Ari Marcopoulos snapped some photographs featuring Los Angeles skaters.

Two iconic silhouettes – the Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi – are available in three colorways on Footshop. Along with the sneakers, you can choose from a wide range of accessories such as bucket hats, backpacks or waist bags.