Kenzo is the
Guest Designer of
Pitti Uomo 83

Pitti Uomo 83 to be held in Florence from January 8 – 11, 2013, at the Fortezza da Basso, proudly announces the guest designer: Kenzo.
Thw two stylists, chinese-Peruvian American Humberto Leon and the American of Korean origins Carol Lim were both born in L.A. where they became friends. They achieved success with Opening Ceremony in New York, one of the most influential retail destinations for bold fashion design and then rose to international fame as the creative directors of the historic brand, Kenzo.
“Kenzo is one of the most interesting phenomena of recent seasons”, says Lapo Cianchi, the Pitti Immagine Communications and Events Director, “and, to be frank, one of the most amusing. The advent of Humberto Leon and Carol Lim has produced a radical turnaround in just a few months. The founder’s legacy is the inspiring essence rather than a model to reproduce. The exoticism of the early collections (such as the anti-naturalistic and symbolic jungle à la Henri Rousseau) has a powerful and liberating effect, the entire design conveys dynamism and energy. These two designers know their customers, they know how to create immediate and special things and how to build a world around their work. It is a democratic, attractive world.