LVMH announced NIGO will be a next artistic director of KENZO after Felipe Oliveira Baptista.
NIGO is known as founder of A BATHING APE and HUMAN MADE. He was born in the year that Takada Kenzo opened his first store in Paris.
In 1993, the year that KENZO joined the LVMH Group, NIGO started his career in fashion.
NIGO said “Inheriting the spirit of Kenzo san’s craftsmanship to create a new KENZO is the greatest challenge of my 30-year career, but, together with the team, I intend to devote myself to it. Finally, I would like to thank Bernard Arnault and Sidney Toledano for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”
NIGO is set to start at the label on September 20th, one week before the start of the Spring Summer 2022 season of Paris Fashion Week.