SAINDERICHIN, Ginette. Kenzo.

(Paris): Editions du May, 1989.  First edition.  Small quarto.  141 pages.  Cool, colourful work about the designs of Kenzo; the use of colour was, for Kenzo, an expression of his notion of liberty — his unexpected juxtapositions, patchworks, and prints breaking old rhythms and creating new harmonies.  Kenzo’s designs are also notable for the simple refinement of Japanese garments, he eliminated the restrictive elements of Western design, using the clean cut of the kimono to give space to the body, a sensation of volume, and above all, freedom.  The volume is illustrated through with examples of his work.  A near fine copy in dust jacket.


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