Guest Post: Re-imagining Kenzo

by MISS MOSS (If you aren’t already familiar with Diana’s blog, Miss Moss, you are truly missing out. It’s absolutely one of our favorite reads and we were beyond delighted when she agreed to contribute to a series of guest posts on HonestlyWTF. You’re in for a treat!)

One of my favourite shows from the recent Spring 2012 collections was the “new” Kenzo – which was recently taken over by creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, the geniuses behind Opening Ceremony. Which, of course, explains why there’s a certain wacky & fun edge to the all the pieces. I couldn’t help but feel that the setting for these knock-out outfits was slightly bland, so I decided to re-imagine some of my favourite looks in decidedly different scenery…

(paintings from top to bottom: Isaac Grünewald – The Garden Path, Axel Kargel – The Road; Sven Westman – Scenery In The South of France, Hilding Linnqvist – The Terrace, Torsten Jovinge – The Monastery, Menton, Waldemar Lorentzon – Boats; painting images courtesy of Bukowskis; runway images courtesy of Vogue)

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  1. zori77 wrote:

    gorgeous styles, great idea to use that kind of background

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  2. Manding wrote:

    this is such a perfect display of colors and what images, shapes, and textures inspire fashion… LOVE
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  3. Nomadic D wrote:

    Honestly the juxtapositions of the clothes with the backgrounds are so amazing that I don’t think I can even look at the clothes for what they are on their own. I love that you did this, so cool!

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  4. How amazing! I love it

    XO Charlotte
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  5. wow these paintings are amazing.

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  6. blondehaus wrote:

    This is so awesome! Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I LOVE this! What a great idea!!!
    Love, P
    365 Fashion Rehab

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  8. Ambyr wrote:

    Great re-interpretation of these looks and the backgrounds. I really like that blue shorts suit. (which is weird for me because I’ve never thought of wearing one).
    Love.

    xoxo
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  9. Izzi89 wrote:

    Love the background !!! Amazing photoshoot!

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  10. Aja wrote:

    Wow Diana did a great job as always!

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  11. ZhenyaH wrote:

    WOW! These are fab. I always wanted to be in a painting!
    http://beingzhenya.wordpress.com/2011/10/06/thrifting-for-treasure-red-alert/

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  12. Jessie wrote:

    i love the new look of kenzo. it is so fresh and fun. new and different. they are so brilliant!
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

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  13. Grace wrote:

    Oooh, I love these!

    xx Grace
    Dream-Boating

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  14. Rita wrote:

    amazing!!!

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  15. jayne wrote:

    This is amazing. Great idea.

    xx
    Jayne
    http://www.blamejayne.blogspot.com

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  16. I’m blown away!!! What a great idea to change the scenery. Maybe we should do that with our own photos, so that we are always in the most fabulous places.

    xoxo,
    Courtney

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  17. such gorgeous colors here! and i especially love the touches of fine artwork as the backdrop!
    xx

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  19. Miss Moss is one of my favorite blogs..so much inspiration! I love what she did with these 🙂

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  20. hila wrote:

    sheesh diana, i’d hire you. and i’m tempted to send you an email with arty ideas now … mustn’t procrastinate. anyway, this is beyond awesome, love it to bits.

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  21. Laurie wrote:

    Brilliant!

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  22. madilla wrote:

    I need to paint again. Fingers are itching.

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  24. Leah wrote:

    I love the intermingling of mediums, very inspiring!
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  25. you are a talent!!! amazing picture backround with modern fashion is crazy ,and it is perfect!
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  26. Excellent choices of art for the background to complement each runway image. I think I’d have Corel Paintered the models right into the art, just a little, for more drama.

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