Remember the thrill? The… “Bare necessities”? The… “Trust in me” line? Well, The Jungle Book is back. Darker (on the big movie screen), more close to us (on clothes). And that’s because of the want-it-now effect of Kenzo’s new Jungle Book by Kenzo collaboration
Ahead of a remake premiering in April 2016 (featuring the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o), the Parisian house has teamed up with Disney to create a sizable ready-to-wear capsule of cheeky pieces for men and women. Because, what other brand could put the prints better on some cool clothes than Kenzo?
Combining the classical Kenzo florals with art from the beloved 1967 original movie, the collection is fun, but wearable, with prints Mowgli, Baloo the bear, and co. Styles like silk twill dresses and poplin buttondowns capture – at even a glance – a bit of the magic that made the animated feature so beloved. Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim headed into the Disney archives: “The Jungle Book has always been my favorite Disney movie because it resonated with my fear of being alone. I love the spirit of independence and conquering fear.” Among our favorites of the collection is an insouciant riff on the Kenzo tiger logo sweatshirt featuring Shere Khan the tiger.
Photography: Kenzo official page