Inspired by Kenzo’s Japanese-accented Pre-Fall 2016 collection, duo Partel Oliva wrote and directed ‘Sun To Sun’, a girl-centric version of Momotarō, a classic Japanese folk tale. Shot in Kamajura, Fujisawa and Tokyo, the film follows Mamoko and her crew of Harajuku queens and bikers. It features animation by Sanghom Kim and music by legendary collective Geinoh Yamashirogumi.
Directed by Partel Oliva, the brand reveals this film in the form of a Japanese fairytale offering us an insight into what we can expect from the Kenzo Pre-Fall 2016 collection.
In his current incarnation, dating from the 18th century, Momotarō is a beloved hero of Japanese folklore. In their version, Momotarō becomes Momoko, an ambiguous young girl, and his animal friend morph into biker couples with delinquent tendencies. Discovered as a child inside a giant peach floating down a rural river, Momotaro sets out to defeat a hoard of demons, surrounded by her friends: a dog, a pheasant and a monkey. Oscillating between the fluorescent lights of Tokyo and seaside landscapes, the characters embark upon their journey by motorbike, clad in the leather jackets and top to toe Kenzo for an effortless biker chic look.