Kenzo Tiger Sweater
At a recent luncheon celebrating Pitti Uomo—the esteemed Florence trade show for menswear—the guests of honor were Opening Ceremony founders Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, who are slated to unveil their latest Kenzo menswear collection at the annual event in January 2013. After creating a runaway retail success with Opening Ceremony, Leon and Lim took the helm at Kenzo in 2011 and have since been widely credited in bringing new life to the Parisian label. A guest designer stint at Pitti is really just the icing on the cake—at least for their menswear collection.
Leon and Lim were out of town when the sweaters hit their New York Opening Ceremony outpost, so they had no idea that they were a hit until they returned, hoping to snag one for themselves. The sweatshirts sold out at Opening Ceremony in just two days. According to Leon, the duo had made 2,000 pieces, thinking they’d be on the racks even up through the Christmas season, so folks could buy them as gifts.
Since the sweaters sold out, Leon and Lim have been inundated with requests. Their sweater are sold out everywhere but Barney's $255USD, or if you're lucky enough to comb through eBay for weeks looking for the high demand piece stylecaster
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