KENZOLOGY: the study of an evolutionary wardrobe cultivated from the bridge-building perspective of a Japanese designer in Paris.

Nigo presented his Spring/Summer 2025 collection for KENZO in anticipation of summer nights in the Jardin de Palais Royal. Models, styled by IB Kamara, walked around the fountain on golden soil in an array of dress codes shared between Japanese heritage and the Parisian spirit that makes up KENZO.

The collection features sporty outerwear with Far Eastern lines, easygoing four-button tailoring, fisherman silhouettes, and baggy satin pants inspired by Japanese scaffolders’ tobi-shoku. Furthermore, inspired by Japanese heritage and the Maison’s archives are fishing bags made of cotton drill and hand-netted in shopper style, a modernized version of a classic Edo-period rucksack, and inspired by furoshiki folding, the 25 bag features crackling leather that mimics the sun-blanched skins of ready-to-wear. Japanese craftsmanship and heritage even ran through the shoes with loafers with collapsible heels inspired by Japanese fisherman’s shoes and reimagined Jojo sandals raised on an elevated sole evoking the geta.

This season also marks the second creative exchange with graphic artist Verdy who applied his animated signature to the Maison’s iconography among tapestry jacquard on jackets, line embroidered on denim workwear, chain-stitch on varsity jackets, and sequin and bead embellishments on workwear.

KENZO continues to be elegant and finds the right balance of sophistication that made Kenzo Takada forever leave his mark on the international fashionscape. What is clear now, is like Takada, Nigo has found his place in Paris.

Check out the collection below: