May 31, 2023
KENZO-DOME, designed by Nigo, has been sold on the official website.
Recently, Kenzo launched the first sneaker series, KENZO-DOME, designed by artistic director Nigo, a minimalist Cupsole sneaker inspired by the skateboarding cultural boom of the mid-1990s.
Nigo, the Japanese designer best known for founding Bape and Human Made, as well as the BBC and ICECREAM with friend Pharrell Williams, developed a vision that made him and the brand by combining his signature aesthetic with that of the French-Japanese brand.
His first Kenzo sneaker, the KENZO-DOME, is the epitome of the intersections he works at.
KENZO-DOME is named in honor of Le DOME, an internationally renowned skatepark located in the Palais de Tokyo and a landmark of Parisian skateboarding. The campaign, also shot here and shot by photographers Frank Lebon and Winter Vandenbrink, features Kenzo's latest season's apparel and accessories, showing the sneaker's ability to support real skaters in urban circumstances.
Compared to most of the sneakers Nigo has designed before (BapeSta, Human Made x Adidas Stan Smith, etc.), the Dome is more grown-up, luxurious, and minimalist, emblematic of his Kenzo era. However, his main inspiration remains the same: street subculture. With its flat outsole and chunky tongue, the KENZO-Dome takes on a 1990s sneaker aesthetic and is available in classic suede and grained leather for resilience and flexibility. The "KENZO" logo is engraved on one side of the sole, while the "KENZO Paris" rubber logo appears on the nappa leather tongue and the back of the shoe, giving the skater a better sense of balance.
The collection comes in classic and seasonal colors in unisex designs: black suede upper with black rubber sole and brown rubber on the sides; beige and pink suede upper with brown rubber sole; white grained leather with white sole. It is reported that the second round of the first sneaker series designed by art director Nigo will also be released this season, and those who are interested may wish to continue to pay attention.