Kenzo Takada, born February 27 1939 in Himeji, Japan, he attended Tokyo's Bunka Fashion College and moved to Paris in 1965. Takada staged his first show at the Vivienne Gallery in Paris in 1970. KENZO has become known for vibrant use of color and patterning. In 1999, Takada retired. Antonio Marras joined the brand in 2003 and became creative director in 2008. The duo behind Opening Ceremony, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, took over from Marras in July 2011.

Kenzo was published by Rizzoli New York in October 2010 and is the first monograph on KENZO. The volume is available in three different cover patterns that evoke the playful fashions that have become synonymous with the brand. An interior pop-up and foldout pages add to the vivacity of the book. It was written by Antonio Marras.

Kenzo is featured in Edition: Rizzoli: Fashion

Show Spring/Summer 2006. copyright Patrice Stable
Collection Autumn/Winter 1976 in Stern Magazine. Copyright Hans Feurer-Stern
Book Popup Page
Antonio Marras drawings for Collection Autumn-Winter 2008. copyright Antonio Marras/KENZO
Ad Campaign, Autumn/Winter 1984. Copyright Hans Feurer/Wib
Ad Campaign Spring/Summer 1985. copyright by Hans Feuerer/Wib