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KENZO’s FW22 Drop 5 Focuses on Varsity, Check, and Knits

Nigo‘s brand has spoken a distinct language created by the House’s late founder Kenzo Takada – one established on the amalgamation of Japanese and Western traditions, and inherently, grounded on a realistic approach to design.


The visionary’s Fall/Winter 2022 works are loading shelves in a series of drops, punctuated by monthly limited editions; and on Friday, KENZO will present the collection’s fifth part, an original range with a propensity for varsity, check, and knits.

This current drop, part of the Maison’s bigger “KENZO University” collection, injects a cross-cultural cool element into a slew of Ivy-League-ready ensembles.

The label’s iconic tiger symbol appears on fair Isle knitwear, while varsity coats in red-pink and grey-black hues are imprinted with traditional block letters saying “KENZO PARIS” and the House’s foundation year: 1970.

As previously said, check fabrics encompass fancy pants, thick ponchos, and long trenches alike; yet, a trademark KENZO graphic claims sweaters and sweater vests.


A plethora of one-off striking items are worth mentioning elsewhere in the collection. A grey blazer with blue color blocking over the chest, a double-breasted leather coat with a sky-toned fur collar, and a thick green-beige sweater with a large, yellow flower illustration are among them.

KENZO’s FW22 Drop 5 will be available in shops and on the brand’s website on Friday, September 23.