Kenzo has released a dramatic fashion film to showcase its pre-AW collection. Named Sun To Sun, it’s a vivid reimagining of the Japanese folktale Momotarō.
The original tale follows the adventures of a demon fighting boy who came to earth inside a giant peach. When an elderly couple find the peach in a stream and cut it open, Momoko – more fittingly known as ‘Peach Boy’ – is born.
Sun To Sun plays out the fantasy of the folktale with a female Momoko and an all-girl posse of bikers. Eerie and dark, but seriously stylish, the fashion short shows female Momoko swinging bats and riding through the neon city with her biker gang allies.
Of course, it’s not the first time Kenzo has played out fantasies through fashion films. For SS16, the house featured Snowbird, a film by Tangerine director, Sean Baker, featuring Mad Max: Fury Road's Abbey Lee; for AW15. Here Now was released as a collaboration between Kenzo and filmmaker Gregg Araki. And for the label's Resort 2013 collection, they released Electric Jungle, directed by Mat Maitland.
The new film also comes after the recent announcement of their collaboration with H&M, which will see a capsule collection hit stores in November.
Written and directed by Partel Oliva; animation by Sanghon Kim; fashion by Victoire Simmoney; Music ‘Momoko Rising’ written by Jeremy Chatelain and ‘Chaos’ written by Geinoh Yamashirogumi; sound design and mix by Nömak