The Kenzo Fall 2014 Collection Romanticizes Steelworker Uniforms

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Jan 30, 2014 • References: kenzo and wallpaper
The Kenzo Fall 2014 Menswear Collection has tapped into an abundant wellspring of American culture across recent collections, but this season it's a romance of industry that references steelworkers garb in a sea of lime-colored and glossy fabric uniforms.

The runway prepares a number of sliced-up, pre-fab houses roofed in corrugated iron. Textures are choppy and shapes echo in slashed or coated knits in a passage of yellow. Chunky Buffalo-style boots accompany many of the ensembles and jazzy, geometric shirtings of lilac and chartreuse break up the looks in a pleasant manner.

A trip of color-blocked Aran knitwear breaks the often murky palette, as did a passage of intarsia knits and appliqué leather-decorated with a nostalgic pattern of winding mountain roads.