Kenzo Takada


In 1970, Kenzo Takada, a young Japanese designer, shook up the fashion world when he opened his first boutique, Jungle Jap, in Paris. His revolutionary collections, infused with vibrant colors and exotic influences, challenged the norms of haute couture and showcased his love for luxurious and boldly patterned textiles. Inspired by both Parisian fashion and Japanese kimonos, he fearlessly mixed colors, prints, cuts, and fabrics. With a playful and whimsical approach, his unique style stood out from the more traditional Paris couturiers. This blend of opulence and exoticism became his signature and brought him early success.