Founded in 1970 by Kenzo Takada, KENZO began modestly as a handmade label under the moniker Jungle Jap sold at the Parisian Galerie Vivienne. After gaining a cult following, Takada opened a flagship store and soon expanded into a full-fledged lifestyle brand offering men’s, women’s, kids, home collections, and an iconic line of perfume.   With Kenzo Takada’s retirement in 1999, the label has been revitalized with creative direction from ultra-hip New York City style arbiters Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, founders of the cutting-edge concept store Opening Ceremony. The resulting revamp features amplified sportswear imbued with neon hues, savage animal prints, and tribal-inspired symbols, adding a playful twist to the classic urban uniform.