KENZO PARIS Flower Clip On Earrings
KENZO PARIS 1980 Flower Clip On Earrings
- Gold plated
- Clip on fitting
- 9 grams
Please be mindful that this piece has led a previous life, and may tell its story through minor imperfection. Purchasing this item continues its narrative, so you can be confident that you’re making a positively conscious choice for the planet.
In 1964, Kenzo Takada moved to Paris. He took some time to settle in, but eventually he started sketching. The revolutionary new outfits by Courreges were the inspiration for a series of 30 designs he made, 5 of which were accepted by designer Louis Feraud. Over the next few years, he worked for various departmental stores, the Pisanti textile group and Relations Textiles.
In 1970, Kenzo took over a former antique clothing store in disrepair and painted it himself. Then cutting and sewing a collection of his own designs, he took them round to the fashion magazines. His clothes started attracting notice. A boutique in the Galeria Vivienne gave him the chance to introduce his own style to Parisiennes. He opened his own boutique called "Jungle Jap" selling loose casual clothes, smock tent dresses, and huge striped dungarees with elephant legs. He enlarged armholes and changed the shoulder shape and introduced 100% cotton fabrics.
The Kenzo fashion house is one of importance when talking about fashion history. Bold logos, and designs, make Kenzo one of the leaders in haute couture vintage and modern fashion. It is extremely rare to find vintage Kenzo jewellery anywhere in the world.