"Romantic rock" was Gilles Rosier's point of reference
for Kenzo's exploration of hard-edged, dramatic
Rosier distilled many of the prevailing trends of the
season and assembled them in a pastiche of brooding
suits, pegged trousers, pleated and voluminous skirts,
drop-waist jackets and flat-ankle booties.
Acknowledging the house's tradition of mixing and
matching ethnic references, Rosier also showed a
series of Middle Eastern-inspired prints and dainty
floral appliqués that at times got lost in the mix.
While several individual pieces will work fine on
their own, the collection failed to create a lasting
impression. The Kenzo label still has ground to cover
in order to develop a strong and relevant image for