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Designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are no strangers to creating film-inspired collections for Opening Ceremony — they’ve referenced Her, Where the Wild Things Are and Tron before. This time, the duo draws inspiration from Disney’s upcoming live-action The Jungle Book for Parisian fashion house Kenzo, where they serve as creative directors, for their latest collaboration.
Leon and Lim went into the Disney archives and created a colorfully rich women’s and men’s ready-to-wear range that features the film’s notable characters including Mowgli, Bagheera the panther, King Louie the orangutan and Baloo the bear. Kenzo’s signature tiger sweater even gets replaced with Shere Khan.
“The silhouettes we chose for the garments and accessories were inspired by the new direction Disney has taken with the live-action movie,” the designers said in a release of the new film directed by Jon Favreau, and voiced by Scarlett Johansson, Idris Elba, Bill Murray and Lupita Nyong’o. “There is a slight nod to jungle/safari elements (and even beautiful printed silk shorts directly inspired by Mowgli’s costume).”
Ahead of the film’s release on April 15, the collection will be available at Bergdorf Goodman starting Friday, and then at Kenzo stores worldwide and kenzo.com on April 7.
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