And here is my last Comme des Garçons post, the Fall Winter Haute Couture 2014 collection! |
A master at interpreting how clothing can both hide and reveal our vulnerabilities, Kawakubo has changed perceptions about the meaning, pleasure, and function of fashion. She started designing clothes in 1969 in Tokyo under the label Comme des Garçons, taken from a Françoise Hardy lyric (translation: "Like Boys") Her runway collections veer from Edward Scissorhands to Victoriana mourning gowns. She has turned conventional forms, not to mention human bodies, inside out and upside down, and exposed our prejudices about them through sculptures of the finest lace, in which appendages are either missing or present in excess. - Elle's article 'Rei Kawakubo never meant to start a revolution.'