French designer Marine Serre of MARINE SERRE wins LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2017

Paris, 2017-Jun-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — LVMH is pleased to announce that French designer Marine Serre of MARINE SERRE is the recipient of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers for 2017.

Jury members J.W. Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault and Director or Corporate Sponsorship at LVMH) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer LVMH Fashion Group) awarded Marine Serre a 300,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group.

Rihanna, a world-famous music celebrity and fashion icon, honored LVMH by presenting the two trophies of the Prize, designed by Jean-Michel Othoniel, to the winners.

In recognition of the exceptional talent present in this year’s competition, the jury awarded a special prize to Kozaburo Akasaka of KOZABURO. He wins a 150,000 euro grant and a year-long mentorship program from the LVMH group.

“The jury was impressed by Marine Serre’s work, which cleverly combines urban, sportswear and oriental inspirations, creating through these confrontations a unique aesthetic. We have also awarded Kozaburo Akasaka of KOZABURO  a special prize. The Japanese designer distinguished himself with his delicately deconstructed menswear.

The fourth edition of the LVMH Prize saw over 1,200 young talents from 90 countries compete. This success is evidence of the international scope of the event. I’m proud that the LVMH Group has placed the spotlight on their work and supports their development” says Delphine Arnault.

In addition, three fashion graduates have been awarded the Graduate Prize. The recipients for 2017 are: Mariam Mazmishvili from La Cambre in Brussels,Maija Meiro from Aalto University in Helsinki, and Robert Wallace from Central Saint Martins in London.

They will each receive 10,000 euro and will join Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Céline respectively for one year. Additionally, LVMH offers each of their universities a 10,000 euro grant in acknowledgement of their excellence.

Last year, British designer Grace Wales Bonner was the recipient of the LVMH Prize, while Canadian designer Vejas was awarded the special prize.

THE WINNERS

LVMH Prize Winner: Marine Serre for MARINE SERRE
Special Prize: Kozaburo Akasaka for KOZABURO

Graduates:
Mariam Mazmishvili, La Cambre, Brussels.
Maija Meiro, Aalto University, Helsinki.
Robert Wallace, Central Saint Martins, London.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

KENZO x H&M made its runway debut at Pier 36 in New York

KENZO x H&M made its runway debut at Pier 36 in New York
KENZO x H&M made its runway debut at Pier 36 in New York

 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last night (20 OCT, 2016) at Pier 36 in New York, KENZO x H&M made its runway debut with a spectacular show directed by fashion legend Jean-Paul Goude. Guests were invited to experience the uniquely vibrant and playful energy of the KENZO x H&M collection designed by KENZO Creative Directors, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.

To the rhythm of a customized remix of “Express Yourself” by Sam Spiegel, dancers, beatboxers, whistlers and musicians came together to celebrate the beauty and power of individual expression. Through a unique choreography created by KENZO collaborator, Ryan Heffington the show cast presented the KENZO x H&M collection to an audience who experienced an inferno of playfulness, bold prints and vivid colours. As the show finished the celebration continued with a performance by rapper and surprise guest Ice Cube.

“Tonight was a celebration of everything we love about KENZO x H&M – it was a fun, vibrant and unexpected celebratory mix of different worlds coming together. It was a show we will never forget,” says Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Creative Directors of KENZO.

“The launch of KENZO x H&M was truly spectacular. It was amazing to see the collection come to life with all its incredible print, colour and energy. It was such an honor to have Jean-Paul Goude direct the show and he captured the mood perfectly”  says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

The KENZO x H&M collection will be available in over 250 H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3.

Credits:
Creative Director: Jean-Paul Goude
Music Director: Sam Spiegel
Choreography: Ryan Heffington

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Source: H&M

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KENZO x H&M campaign shot by iconic photographer Jean-Paul Goude

KENZO x H&M campaign shot by iconic photographer Jean-Paul Goude
KENZO x H&M campaign shot by iconic photographer Jean-Paul Goude

 

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-Sep-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is pleased to announce that iconic photographer Jean-Paul Goude has shot the campaign for KENZO x H&M, starring seven diverse celebrities and figureheads. Appearing in the campaign will be Iman, Rosario Dawson, Chance The Rapper, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Chloe Sevigny, Suboi and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. The campaign will debut October 17, before the collection arrives in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, on November 3.

Jean-Paul Goude is responsible for some of the most influential fashion and music imagery of the past five decades. For KENZO x H&M, he has worked in his own unique style to create the campaign, which will appear in print, as well as on billboards.

“We love to work with our idols, and Jean-Paul Goude is a true icon. His images for KENZO x H&M are incredible, and capture the personality, positivity and freedom of the collection,” says Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, creative directors, KENZO

“Working with H&M and Carol and Humberto on the KENZO x H&M campaign is a real adventure. I love the attitude that they have brought to the collection, and their youth, energy, fun and style,” says Jean-Paul Goude.

KENZO x H&M campaign talents

Iman – Supermodel, Activist and Founder of IMAN Cosmetics
Rosario Dawson – Actress and Activist, Co-Founder of Studio 189
Chance The Rapper – Hip hop Artist
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Musician and Composer
Chloe Sevigny – Actress
Suboi – Rapper
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez – Activist and Leader of Earth Guardians

Contact:

Phone: +46 8 796 53 00
Email: mediarelations@hm.com

Source: H&M

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Kenzo Parfums launches new feminine fragrance Kenzo World

Kenzo Parfums launches new feminine fragrance Kenzo World

 

Paris, 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kenzo Parfums has unveiled Kenzo World, the first feminine fragrance conceived by Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon. The bursting energy of the two designers’ fashion vision infuses a sensual, dynamic and intoxicating scent.

In 2011, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, two young self-taught Americans, became creative directors of Kenzo. They quickly connected with the core identity of the house founded by Kenzo Takada in 1970, energizing it with fresh creativity, including now iconic motifs. Introduced for the 2013 fall-winter collection, the eye motif has become a symbol of the Kenzo universe. “We loved the interpretation of the eye really informing your world,” says Carol Lim.

Now this iconic eye symbol marks the new boldly feminine fragrance from the house, Kenzo World. Designed by Patrick Li, the bottle features black rubber, pink gold and opaline, recalling the mix-and-match of colors and materials that inspire the designers and their collections. The stylized eye is an invitation to experience Kenzo World, a world to be explored right from the name printed in Braille on top of the box.

The olfactory creation is signed by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, whose creative approach resonates with that of Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, a bold mixing of materials and styles to explore new directions. The flowery trail of Kenzo World is a surge of intoxicating, energetic scents that unfold in floral bursts, with notes of peony, Egyptian jasmine and Ambroxan®, a magical note that gives the fragrance voluptuous sensuality.

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have created this fragrance for a Kenzo woman who is free, strong and bold, and whose boundless energy is translated in the advertising spot directed by Spike Jonze. Mixing choreography and performance, the clip follows Margaret Qualley on a frenetic and elegant escapade set to a soundtrack with a captivating tempo, showing off the masterful acting talents of the former dancer. The electric ambiance is a far cry from the standard genre of perfume ads, perfectly embodying the spirit of this new fragrance creation from Kenzo Parfums.

Discover Kenzo World : http://www.kenzoworld.com/en/

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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H&M announces collaboration with KENZO

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 2016-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — H&M is proud to announce that its next designer collaboration will be with KENZO, the vibrant and playful Parisian house that captures the energy of global culture to create its unique, youthful spirit. Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon will bring the spirit of KENZO to H&M, creating collections for women and men as well as accessories. KENZO x H&M will be available in over 250 selected H&M stores worldwide, as well as online, from November 3, 2016.

Since joining the house in 2011, Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have set their own fashion agenda with collections full of bold colours and vivid prints, revealed through high-impact shows, artist collaborations and creative digital campaigns. Global influences and traditions are remixed and fused with the energy of the street, resulting in collections that are both inspirational and accessible to their fans around the world. At KENZO, fashion expresses freedom, joy and individuality for all.

“We can’t wait to share with everyone the world of KENZO x H&M, with all of its creativity, fun and love of fashion,” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor at H&M.

“With this collaboration with H&M we want to think big, push the boundaries and bring the new energy of KENZO to everyone around the world,” says Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, Creative Directors at KENZO.

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H&M announces collaboration with KENZO

H&M announces collaboration with KENZO