20 oct 2021

Paco Rabanne signs an ultra-colorful collection inspired by the work of a Japanese artist

Julien Dossena, artistic director of Paco Rabanne, unveils an ultra-colorful capsule collection filled with prints, inspired by the work of Japanese artist Tsunehisa Kimura, a specialist in surrealist and whimsical photomontages.

After being inspired by the works of optical art pioneer Victor Vasarely for his spring-summer 2022 collection, Julien Dossena, artistic director of Paco Rabanne, unveils this time a capsule collection, also guided by the work of an artist, that of the Japanese Tsunehisa Kimura (1928-2008). Specialized in photomontages, he imagined surreal and whimsical scenes, between apocalyptic landscapes, mystical and futuristic worlds, which evoked his personal reflection on humans and their environment.


It was during a trip to Tokyo several years ago that Julien Dossena discovered the artist, thanks to the book Parco View 4: Tsunehisa Kimura’s Visual Scandals By Photomontage, published in 1979, which featured one of his signature works, depicting New York City invaded by waterfalls, on the cover.


The artistic director then decided to transcribe this art into a capsule collection for Paco Rabanne, including a multitude of pieces for men and women, as well as jewelry and accessories. On the program: silhouettes, mixing sportswear and elegance, ultra colorful and filled with prints, including works by the artist that can be found on skirts, dresses, T-shirts and hoodies. Other pieces are composed of patterns recreating optical effects, the inscription “City City”  or graphic prints.


Paco Rabanne’s capsule collection inspired by Tsunehisa Kimura is available on pacorabanne.com.