INTRODUCING KENZO-DOME24 May 2023
KENZO unveils the first in a series of sneakers designed by Nigo, dubbed the KENZO-DOME, ushering a step into unchartered territory for the fashion house.
Since commencing his Artistic Directorship at KENZO, Nigo has the driving force of a new path for the fashion house, one where classic design codes meet the multihyphenate’s cutting-edge vision. This summer, KENZO is releasing the first in a series of sneakers designed by Nigo, taking the brand into unchartered sportswear territory.
The sneaker is dubbed the “KENZO-DOME”, a name derived from the internationally-renowned skate spot located in the grounds of the Palais de Tokyo. It’s designed with heavy references to the aesthetic volumes of ‘90s sneakers, featuring a flat outsole and a puffed-up tongue to heavily nod to retro skate footwear.
The sneaker arrives in both classic skateboarding suede to make them durable and flexible, as well as grained leather in black, white and beige tones. “KENZO” branding appears used throughout, too, with a rubber logo on the Napa leather-padded tongue, the heel of the shoe and the side of its outer sole to complete the elevated take on classic skate wear.
THE KENZO-DOME SNEAKER WILL LAUNCH ONLINE VIA END. LAUNCHES ON 31ST MAY 2023.