Arctic Surfing Subculture Inspired Kenzo’s ‘Ready for Anything’ Snowboot-Sandals

While many menswear designers chose to show women’s pre-fall collections at Paris Fashion Week Men’s, Kenzo’s fall 2017 show today was totally co-ed.

It was also totally transparent, with the backstage area becoming the backdrop for the runway, which circumnavigated its perimeter.

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Kenzo Paris Fashion Week fall 2017 collection.
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The collection was inspired by an arctic surfing subculture discovered by designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon during their many global wanders.

Sartorially speaking, this translated as outsize tie-dye argyle sweaters, color-pop coated shearlings, primary hued parkas and down coats with built-in, contrast overlays for an uber-protective, layered effect.

kenzo fall 2017 collection shoes
Kenzo Paris Fashion Week fall 2017 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

The key men’s shoe was similarly hybrid — like a square-toed snowboot with sandal overlay. The designers described it as “ready for anything” footwear.

As for the women, knee-high boots were similarly square of toe with vertical, light-reflective strips down the front or the roar of those signature Kenzo tiger stripes to the rear.

kenzo fall 2017 collection shoes
Kenzo Paris Fashion Week fall 2017 collection.
CREDIT: REX Shutterstock.

For more Kenzo looks, click through the gallery.

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