MASUNAGA designed by Kenzo Takada is a collaboration between MASUNAGA, a leading Japanese eyewear manufacture and Kenzo Takada, world renowned Japanese designer.
Since its launch in 2014 Paris France, the collaboration has created high-quality luxury eyewear through combining vintage inspired elements with fashion forward contemporary design.
, pronounced “K-3” is a new luxury home and lifestyle brand founded by Kenzo Takada. The collection was unveiled in January 2020 in Paris at Maison & Objet the leading home décor fair. The is a colorful ode to life. With the support of his team, the French at heart Japanese designer has created furniture, home textiles and accessories inspired by Eastern and Western aesthetics with a modern twist. Even after Kenzo Takada’s demise, his team continues the work and perpetuates the collection of .
The collaboration between MASUNAGA and Kenzo Takada will carry on with , the brand founded by Kenzo Takada.
eyewear collection will launch in the Spring of 2022.
About Design Team
is a new luxury home and lifestyle brand founded by Kenzo Takada. For this new venture, Kenzo Takada, serving as the artistic director, has enlisted a vast team of experts to work alongside him.
Jonathan Bouchet Manheim has been Kenzo Takada’s managing partner since 2013 and the general manager of . Engelbert Honorat has worked closely with the Japanese designer as his creative assistant and the creative director of . Wanda Jelmini has provided her extensive interior design knowledge and experience.
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Inspired by a Japanese Kimono, Mr. Kenzo’s early, highly desirable collection included easy to wear smocks, tunics, oriental blouses and wide legged trousers.
Because of his refleshing use of color, pattern and print, he was called “The magician of colors” and made him one of the most important fashion designers who led the Prêt-à-Porter in Paris.
|1939||Born in Himeji City, Hyogo on February 27th.|
|1958||Studied at Bunka Fashion College, when it started to open the door to male students.|
|1961||Won the 8th SO-EN AWARDS, a gateway to the fashion world in Japan during his college days.|
|1965||Traveled across Asia and countries in Africa and settled in France.|
|1970||Opened “Jungle Jap” at Galerie Vivienne and presented his first fashion show.|
|1973||Made his debut under the brand name “KENZO”|
|1976||Moved to Victoires where current KENZO shop is located.|
|1984||Received the French award of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.|
|1998||Received the French award of Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.|
|1999||Received the “Time for Peace” award for fashion in New York.|
|1999||Awarded the Medal with Purple Ribbon. He made way for new blood and retired from KENZO|
|2020||Launch new luxury home and lifestyle brand|
SILMO d’Or 2014 CATEGORY SUNGLASS
MASUNAGA designed by Kenzo Takada “Campanule K18” won the Silmo d’Or 2014 for the Sunglass category.
The model Campanule consists of titanium, acetate and 18 karat gold. The temples are fashioned from MASUNAGA’s highly skilled welding technology using pure titanium and solid 18 karat gold.