Sep 30, 2013 9:15AM

PFW 2013: Kenzo Gets Wavvy

No fish, no nothing.

Kenzo wasted heaps of water in the name of art for their SS14 show at Paris Fashion Week, and in doing so, introduced a new wave (get it?) of eco-conscious fashion. Featuring bucket hats, cropped tanks with dripping hemlines, bright neoprene heels and sunglasses with built-in, pearl encrusted earrings, Kenzo's  collection was a celebration of the ol' briny blue as well as a reminder of its impending destruction if humans don't do something about like, pollution and stuff. As designers Carol Lim and Humberto Leon put it, emblazoned across a tee that looked like it had been scrawled on by a mer-man version of Basquiat — "No fish, no nothing."

Aside from Rick Owens, Kenzo's runway was the most dynamic yet at PFW 2013. Fronted by a gigantic curtain of constantly-running water, the huge runway was filled by a long island of upward-facing blue and white speakers, which had been filled with water and throbbed to the beat of the show's kind-of-tribal soundtrack. Like mini fountains of radness, they were — throwing splashes of bass in the face of too-close spectators. 

Ever heard of inventor Steve Mann's Hydraulophones? They're water-based instruments that work using sound-producing pressure and we're thinking maybe Kenzo were inspired by them this season. If not, they should look him up! Maybe they could collab on something appropriately water-based and amazing. 

Click here to see Kenzo x DIS Magazine's film Watermarked. 

 

Photos: @kenzoparis_hq /style.com /Steve Mann