The designer has been tasked with giving a rebirth to Kenzo
September 22, 2021: The Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Fashion Group, and a member of the LVMH Executive Committee, Sidney Toledano has announced the appointment of Nigo as the Artistic Director of Maison Kenzo.
Speaking about the announcement, she said that the arrival of an extremely talented Japanese designer would allow the brand to write a new page in the history of the House that Takada Kenzo founded; and that she was convinced that the creativity and innovation of Nigo as well as his attachment to the history of the House would fully express all the potential of Kenzo.
Proud to have been appointed the Artistic Director, Nigo talked about his association with the brand, saying that he was born in the year that Takada Kenzo opened his first store in Paris, and graduated from the same fashion school in Tokyo. The same year that Kenzo joined the LVMH Group in 1993 was when he began his career in Fashion. Further talking about how the essence of his own philosophy of creativity is similar Kenzo’s approach to creating originality through the understanding of many different cultures, Nigo feels that the greatest challenge of his 30-year career would be inheriting the spirit of Kenzo’s craftsmanship to create a new Kenzo.
Along with his own independent label which he started in 1993, Nigo has been known for his magnificent capsule collection in 2000 which he created with Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton.