Spring 2012: Comme des Garçons

29 Dec

So, I’ve never actually reviewed Comme des Garçons before. I’ve looked through their collections but never been particularly impressed. Rei Kawakubo used a more…manageable? inspiration than usual: White Drama. Supposedly it works its way through the stages of life — birth, marriage, death and then the afterlife… A few of each are represented. Of the more traditional pieces, Kawakubo referenced the current trend of looking to the 50s/60s for inspiration.  There was also inspiration from Cristobal Balenciaga — unusual for a designer to explicitly reference another competitive brand. With all that went down in Japan, Kawakubo’s collection was meaningful on so many levels. After all of the horrible destruction, the sign of transcendence and rebirth is really important and meaningful. This was amazing on each and every level.

Credit: style.com

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