by Stephen Garner

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, creative directors of Kenzo, have introduced the Maison’s first eyewear collection made in collaboration with LVMH-owned eyewear company Thélios.

For the new collection, bowing for spring/summer 2019, the American-duo looked towards the high energy and fun roots of the near 50-year-old French Maison. Consisting of 15 sunglass styles and 15 optical styles, the collection makes a bold statement.

The new and varying styles blend that Parisian confidence and California cool that Kenzo has come to represent since Lim and Leon’s appointment. The vibrant colors of the sunglasses echo the fluorescent check suits and patterned dresses from the houses spring/summer ‘19 silhouettes.

Shaking up the codes of Kenzo, this very diverse first release plays with distinctive shapes and futuristic influences. The result reflects Kenzo’s vibrant personality: both unexpected and eclectic.