Today, Sidney Toledano, President and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group announced that the founder of BAPE, Billionaire Boys Club, Human Made and Victor Victor, Nigo has been appointed as Artistic Director of KENZO, starting from September 20th, 2021.
“I am very happy to welcome Nigo as Artistic Director of the Maison KENZO. The arrival of a talented Japanese designer will allow us to write a new page in the history of the house that Takada Kenzo founded. I am convinced that Nigo’s creativity and innovation, as well as his attachment to the history of the house, will fully express the full potential of KENZO ”.– Sidney Toledano
“I am proud to have been appointed Artistic Director of KENZO. I was born the year Takada Kenzo opened his first store in Paris. We both graduated from the same fashion school in Tokyo. In 1993, the year KENZO joined the LVMH Group, I started my career in fashion. Kenzo’s approach to creating originality was through his understanding of many different cultures. It is also the essence of my own philosophy of creativity. Inheriting Kenzo’s spirit of craftsmanship to create a new KENZO is the biggest challenge of my 30-year career, which I intend to achieve together with the team. Finally, I would like to thank Bernard Arnault and Sidney Toledano for giving me this wonderful opportunity ”.– Nigo