The muses are heard. YO! MY SAINT is a three-pronged artistic endeavor incorporating music, film, and fashion. It’s not just a song, or a film, or clothes. It’s a project, and the culmination of creativity erupting from Kenzo’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection. Linking them altogether is the underlying theme of muses – honoring, celebrating, and re-imagining the instigators and inspirations of creativity.
It all began with Kenzo creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim’s graphic, bold, and daring collection, their sartorial mediation on pioneering model Sayoko Yamaguchi and music icon Ryuichi Sakamoto. “We talked about Sayoko being the historic muse, and Ryuichi, who we love and are obsessed with, being our modern muse,” says Humberto. The all-Asian cast runway show was groundbreaking and emotionally resonant.
Kenzo Creative Directors: Carol Lim & Humberto Leon
Director: Ana Lily Amirpour
Story by Karen O & Ana Lily Amirpour
Starring: Alex Zhang Hungtai, Jessica Henwick, Kiko Mizuhara
Photographer: Mayan Toledano
Music Produced by Daniele Luppi
Producers: Karen O, Brian Phillips & João Moraes
Produced by Ways & Means
Make-Up: Rena Takeda
Hair: Shingo Shibata
Courtesy of Kenzo