Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo Fashion House, was born in Kyoto, southern Japan, on February 27, 1939. He was the fifth of seven children. From childhood, he was destined for the writer, but as a boy, Takada felt a craving for fashion. As the famous couturier himself recalls, already at school age he tried to copy the models seen in the Sunflower magazine.
After school, at the insistence of parents, Kenzo enters Kobe Gaibo University in order to study English literature, but after a short time, the young man’s craving for fashion takes its toll. He leaves the university, despite the protest of his parents, and leaves for Tokyo, where he dreams of realizing his dreams. Continue reading