Kenzo Launches The Jungle Book Collection at Bergdorf Goodman

Posted on April 18, 2016

Kenzo has collaborated with Disney on a The Jungle Book collection. The limited edition collection will be sold exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman stores. Bergdorf also designed two windows inspired by the movie.

The collected is influenced by the story's classic animated characters. Disney Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon delved deep into the Disney archives to source some of the original drawings from the classic animated movie. They developed prints after discovering the sketches.

The new collection draws inspiration from the French house's historic first store founded in 1970 by Kenzo Takada. The prints are featured on women's silk and cotton summer shirts, dresses, jackets and tops. They are also featured on men's jackets, trousers, shorts and Hawaiian shirts.

Carol Lim & Humberto Leon say in the announcement, "What we found most appealing for this project was to marry strong elements from The Jungle Book with details that we know as quintessential Kenzo. There's a way that everything comes together that is slightly familiar but also really fresh and exciting. The silhouettes we chose for the garments and accessories were inspired by the new direction Disney has taken with the live-action movie. There is a slight nod to jungle / safari elements (and even beautiful printed silk shorts directly inspired by Mowgli's costume). Everything has been executed in a way that feels elevated and modern, which has been the collective goal of Disney and Kenzo from the very beginning of this collaboration."

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