The fashion house of KENZO was started in 1970 as
Jungle Jap, a boutique in Paris at Galerie Vivienne where the founder Kenzo Takada, sold his handmade women's collection. He met a tremendous success, being the first designer to mix talently Asian inspirations with Franch couture. In 1983, Kenzo debuted its first men’s ready-to-wear collection, now an important part of the collections.
In July 2011, Carol Lim & Humberto Leon, founders of the Opening Ceremony fashion retail stores were appointed Creative Directors of Kenzo. Using the brand’s DNA, the duo have given Kenzo their take on the revolutionary spirit with which the brand was founded.