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Kenzo Resort 2014: Los Angeles by Way of Paris

Kenzo Resort 2014: Los Angeles by Way of Paris

You can take Humberto Leon and Carol Lim out of California, but you can't take the LA out of them. For the designers' latest resort collection, they return to their childhoods in the suburbs of Los Angeles for inspiration. And inspired it is. From bold coral-hued bubble jackets to a blue flower-print long-sleeved crop top to black-and-white graphic palm-tree separates, this lineup looks like the makings of a perfect Summer pool party. And not only are the prints themselves fresh, but so is the hand-drawn technique — a welcome reprieve from the digital printing trend. But Kenzo isn't Kenzo without a bit of that Parisian sensibility mixed in, and the brand's new structured colorblock handbags offer that "we're not in Cali anymore" edge.

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