If you thought Disney was only all about princesses and fairytales, think again. With the recent release of the live action remake of The Jungle Book (featuring Scarlett Johanson, Idris Elba, Lupita Lyong’o, Bill Murray et all), French fashion powerhouse, Kenzo has created a limited capsule collection inspired by the film to celebrate its release.
Kenzo’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have explored deep into the Disney treasure trove of archives to create the Ready-to-wear line for the film. Kenzo sourced the original sketches for this collection, using the drawings as inspiration for their colourful designs. The brand has also updated their signature Kenzo sweatshirt logos with the face of Shere Khan. Creating pieces that marries the quintessential Kenzo touch with its classic florals and art from the beloved original 1967 movie, the line boasts of an RTW collection for men and women. With the current fashion trends seen on the runway, the collection is on point with the Hawaiian Tropicalia trend that is being enjoyed by many fashion enthusiasts.
The film especially left an indelible mark on Leon which led to the creation of the magical collaboration. “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.” says Leon.
The collection truly displays the mesmerising enchantment which made the film so beloved and popular, with technicolor and cheeky prints of the characters – from the loving Baloo the bear to the terrifying Sher Khan. In styles like Silk Twill dresses and Poplin button downs, the line captures the nonchalant ease that resonates with the Jungle Book spirit. The collection is available at the collaborations exclusive retailer in the US, Bergdorf Goodman.
With the Jungle Book slated to be one of the biggest hits of 2016, it’s no surprise that the popular brand wants in on the animal action. Among our favourites from the collection, is the white T-shirt dress and the signature Kenzo sweatshirt plastered with the Shere Khan print. Who knew terrifying villains could be so fashionable?