In celebration of Walt Disney Studios’ “The Jungle Book,” French fashion house KENZO is launching a collection of ready to wear clothes that will only be available at Bergdorf Goodman in the United States.
This limited edition collection will offer designs for both men and women based off the classic animated characters. The collection official launched on April 1, and Bergdorf Goodman will reveal two windows on April 5 inspired by the live action film which hits theaters on April 15, 2016.
The prints used in the collection feature Mowgli, Bagheera the panther, King Louie the orangutan, Hathi the elephant, Baloo the bear and Akela the wolf. Collection pieces include women’s silk and cotton summer shirts, dresses, jackets and tops, and men’s light jackets, trousers, shorts and Hawaiian shirts. The collection also includes knitwear featuring Kaa the python and an intarsia Shere Khan pullover.
This is KENZO’s first collaboration with Disney and Shere Khan the tiger has replaced KENZO’s own emblem on the sweaters and tee-shirts.
“What we found most appealing for this project was to marry strong elements from The Jungle Book with details that we know as quintessential KENZO. There’s a way that everything comes together that is slightly familiar but also really fresh and exciting. The silhouettes we chose for the garments and accessories were inspired by the new direction Disney has taken with the live-action movie. There is a slight nod to jungle / safari elements (and even beautiful printed silk shorts directly inspired by Mowgli’s costume). Everything has been executed in a way that feels elevated and modern, which has been the collective goal of Disney and KENZO from the very beginning of this collaboration,” said KENZO Creative Directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon.
What do you think of the new Jungle Book inspired collection from KENZO? Are you looking forward to more collaborations between the French fashion house and Disney? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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