Creative directors of Paris-based fashion house Kenzo Humberto Leon and Carol Lim decided to take the usually vibrant brand in a more surreal and sinister direction with their Autumn Winter 2014 collection, and who better to help them with such an endeavour than David Lynch? They enlisted the idiosyncratic director to collaborate with them for the collection, which they consider to be the third in a trilogy which references his work. David mixed the soundtrack using his characteristic surreal influences, as well as designing the set, sculpting the howling head sculpture which is reflected in countless mirrors bearing over the catwalk.
Meanwhile, motifs from his films seeped subtly into the garment design. For example, the tools which recur repeatedly in his films were present in the metallic highlights and tool-shaped prints and embroidery accenting the garments, while Kenzo’s usually eclectic colour palette was dominated by heavy black, dark red and shiny silver. David explains: “I wanted to try to get a different feel for a runway show, having mystery and emotion swimming together.” It’s one of the most unpredictable and pleasantly surprising collaborations the catwalk has seen for some time. It’s about somebody told Paris about Twin Peaks.
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