Kenzo Takada's artist's palate miso recipe for Wallpaper magazine
Archive print, from the Kenzo S/S86 menswear collection. ‘Krenit’ bowl (seen digitally enhanced), £30, by Herbert Krenchel, for Normann Copenhagen, from Skandium. Photography: John Short. Interiors: Matthew Morris. Food: Liam Baker
(Image credit: John Short)

Almost five decades after he burst onto the fashion scene with Japanese-inspired, audaciously patterned textiles, Kenzo Takada continues to draw inspiration from his home country – last year festooning Roche Bobois’ ‘Mah Jong’ sofa in kimono-like jacquard patterns, and developing cushions and vases to match. Like the designer himself, his recipe is the pride of Japan. ‘I love miso soup,’ he declares. ‘It’s a mix of complexity and simplicity. It is easy to eat, and can accompany many foods, or simply be served with a bowl of rice.’

Takada’s take on the classic includes tofu, mixed seaweed and spring onion.

As originally featured in the March 2018 issue of Wallpaper* (W*228)

For more information, visit the Kenzo website

TF Chan is a former editor of Wallpaper* (2020-23), where he was responsible for the monthly print magazine, planning, commissioning, editing and writing long-lead content across all pillars. He also played a leading role in multi-channel editorial franchises, such as Wallpaper’s annual Design Awards, Guest Editor takeovers and Next Generation series. He aims to create world-class, visually-driven content while championing diversity, international representation and social impact. TF joined Wallpaper* as an intern in January 2013, and served as its commissioning editor from 2017-20, winning a 30 under 30 New Talent Award from the Professional Publishers’ Association. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he holds an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University.