Comme des Garçons-Art of the In-Between

by Kathleen

A few months ago during one of our staff trips to New York City, we divided exhibits to evaluate based on the end of the exhibition. Those on my team headed to The Met to review the work of Japanese fashion designer Rei Kawakubo, who is the founder of Comme des Garçons, which is French for “like boys”, a company based in Tokyo and on the illustrious Place Vendôme. After reading a myriad of articles from the NY Times, The New York Review, USA Today, The New Yorker and Vogue, we had to examine the items of clothing that we may not need, but want to have in our closets for those moments to truly stand out. Kawakubo is the first living designer to have a solo show at The Met’s Costume Institute since 1983.

The sculptural aura of the haute-punk items are oversized, crinkled and intriguing to see, and it definitely takes a unique personality to carry-off wearing such a collection.

Here are a few articles collected during our research on the designer and exhibition.

  1. 6 Life Lessons from Rei Kawakubo  {{Vogue}
  2. Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between {New Yorker}
  3. Rei Kawakubo, the Nearly Silent Oracle of Fashion {NY Times}

Stay uniquely stylish,