The fashion world flooded backstage to congratulate Antonio Marras after his Spring/Summer 11 collection for Kenzo yesterday. The show was a special one for the brand as it helped mark their 40th anniversary, which was celebrated in the show by the designer dedicated half of it to showcase pieces of the brand's archive including some of the pieces he's contributed since arriving at the house six years ago. Models walked the runway and stood in the Cirque d'Hiver with layers and layers of the brand's archive to a rapturous applause.
The show was interesting, moving in a new direction from what we've seen in the past, which Marras confirmed was a deliberate move hinting to Style.com that we'll see a change post anniversary. Marras showed the signature eclectic mix of East meets West on volumous kimonos and loosely struxtured printed waistcoats styled over cropped tops under dresses with 3-D rose prints all of them with similar-style trousers.