The golden splendor of temples in India, Nepal, and China inspired Carol Kim and Humberto Leon's Fall 2013 collection for Kenzo. But for all the ancient structures that fueled the offering's jacquard trousers and flocked lamé jackets, the clothing here felt decidedly contemporary. Much of that owes to shape: the sleeves and shoulders on some sweaters and jackets were rounded, and most of the trousers stayed slim. For whimsy, the duo chose an eye motif that popped up as a small print on trousers and jackets and as the dominating visual element on a sweater.
Kenzo's Fall 2013 collection showcased a stunning array of bold Asian-inspired prints (specifically those from India, Nepal, and China), spun into a sharp lineup of asymmetrical wrap skirts, tailored trousers, and structural tops. With the downtown girl in mind, designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim utilized luxe textiles — the designing duo are also the creators of Opening Ceremony — and highlighted chic sweatshirts with angular skirts, jacquard suit sets, and an undeniable set of outerwear. The latter, featured a range of robe coats, midlength blazer coats, and wide-sleeved bomber jackets done up in glossy finishes and a fun evil-eye-pattern print. Needless to say, it was all about the prints and textures for Kenzo, made in the coolest, chicest way. Also to note were the peep-toe boots and sandals, tantalizing as ever and utilizing the same exotic patterns and metallic finishes seen on the clothes. See the most standout print looks from Kenzo's Fall showing now.