PARIS, October 7, 2006 - Kenzo's shows have become synonymous with dramatic presentation since the arrival of Antonio Maras, and this season he set up sand dunes along the catwalk to frame an energetic collection reaching to Arabia for inspiration. Stripes, colorful African prints, bright splashes of polka dots and sprinkles of sequins all combined to give an eclectic and exotic finish to the pieces. Some models wore satin turbans, while others came heads uncovered. The selection of micro bathing suits shown midway most assuredly would be banned in Riyadh, or at least put behind high walled compounds. Of the prism of colors that streamed along the runway, the shades of emerald were exquisite.

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