Humberto Leon and Carol Lim

Creative Directors of KENZO, Founders of Opening Ceremony
  • F Fashion
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim
KENZO

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  • NationalityAmerican
  • Age40 and 40
  • DisciplineFashion

Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s chic-yet-cavalier attitude towards fashion is best exemplified by KENZO’s range of vibrant, ready-to-wear collections. 2016 saw the brand’s grandest release in the form of the year’s collaborative project with fast fashion goliath H&M. The partnership saw KENZO reach the hands of casual fashion consumers, while staying true to the ideals of the Paris-favorite label: namely wild iconography, vivid color schemes, and a devil-may-care approach to personal expression.

The pair’s retail venture, Opening Ceremony, also saw unrivaled success with its solid in-line product offerings and a re-release of its highly coveted diamond hoodie, as well as seasonal collaborations with Canada Goose, Esprit, Calvin Klein, and a knockout dual-branded Vans Vault project that channeled Chinese formalwear.


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