Nigo Named Kenzo’s Artistic Director

The streetwear veteran Nigo is named Kenzo’s first Japanese artistic director since 1999.

For the first time since the designer Kenzo Takada resigned from his namesake label Kenzo in 1999, a Japanese designer will once again run the Paris-based brand known for its multicultural ethos and energy. Nigo, one of the first of the streetwear superstars and an in-demand collaborator with multiple brands great and good, was named artistic director of the house on Wednesday by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Kenzo’s parent company.

The announcement followed the June departure of Felipe Oliveira Baptista, after just two years at the brand’s artistic helm, and Mr. Takada’s death from Covid-19 complications in

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