• The Cult Of K*nzo

Event Details

Thu 25 Apr

Time: 7.45pm

Running Time: 70 minutes (no interval)

Venue: Studio

Ticket Information: £10

Age Recommendations: 14+

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Credits

Written and performed by: Paula Varjack

Produced by: Daisy Dockrill

Directed by: Martin Bengtsson

The Cult Of K*nzo

In a world where you are who you wear, The Cult of K*NZO is an original, visually spectacular, endearing and accessible examination of consumer culture. It is also a very funny take on class, race, the ways we interact with the world, and the ways in which the world interacts with us. Whether you’re a dedicated fashion aficionado or couldn’t give a damn about designer labels, there’s plenty to enjoy in this show.

The Cult of K*NZO interweaves the stories of one woman’s lifelong desire for luxury and the young Kenzo Takada’s dream of becoming a fashion designer. Kenzo was one of the first men to study at fashion school in Japan and one of the first Japanese designers to come to train and design in the West. Like the “she” of the story, he was deeply drawn to high fashion.

Incorporating storytelling, videography, sound design and choreography the show looks at how high end designer brands create desire, the tension between inclusion and exclusion, and the mysterious allure of high end. Why do we want the things that we want? What’s in a brand?