Kenzo has unveiled Nigo’s debut collection as the brand’s new Artistic Director

The Fall-Winter 2022 women’s and men’s collection features a mix of jackets, workwear, knitwear, Japanese denim, accessories, shoes, and bags that represent “a meeting between the Maison’s heritage and his own contemporary codes,” according to a press release. 

The collection is a “synthesis” of Japanese and Western wardrobe traditions. “In his first collection for the Maison, Nigo fuses the influences of his own upbringing and career with the heritage of Kenzo Takada, writing a language for the Maison that looks to the future by learning from the past. Melding the grammar of the archives with that of his own sensibility, the Artistic Director creates a premise that unites and transcends cultural and conventional dress codes”

The show’s soundtrack also featured an exclusive preview of Nigo’s forthcoming album, I Know Nigo, which boasts appearances from A$AP Rocky, Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams, Pusha T, Teriyaki Boyz, Tyler, the Creator. and Lil Uzi Vert.

Nigo was named Kenzo’s Artistic Director back in September, as the first Japanese designer to be at the brand’s helm since its founder Kenzo Takada. Nigo, himself, has launched the brands A Bathing Ape, Billionaire Boys Club, Ice Cream, and Human Made.

Check out some pieces from his first collection below.

Kenzo nigo fall winter collection
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Kenzo nigo fall winter collection
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Kenzo nigo fall winter collection
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Kenzo nigo fall winter collection
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Kenzo nigo fall winter collection
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Kenzo nigo fall winter collection
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