When Japanese designer Kenzo Takada retired from his namesake fashion house in 1999, he swore he’d never work again. Just kidding! He just said he’d rather work in decor, and with his latest release, he isn’t too far off: Kenzo designed and created a collection of fine jewelry for private atelier 10 Royale, WWD reports, and the 20-piece range includes an insane white-gold-diamond-and-ruby ring that probably costs more than a year’s worth of rent. But don’t expect ultra-quirky prints in neon colors — the collection, which everyone seems a little too hush-hush about for my liking, is based on a classic “floral bloom” theme. Yawn.
Oddly enough, Takada also lent his design skills to everything from oil and acrylic paints to yacht decoration. He’s certainly one busy man, though I wish he’d take the helm at Kenzo just for one season.
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