She made her remarkable debut in Paris in 1981.
Rei Kawakubo, founder and designer of Comme des Garçons, broke the norms of fashion with her radical deigns and excessive use of the color black. While not everyone at the time was ready for Rei Kawakubo’s unprecedented way of approaching fashion, throughout the years she established herself as an irreplaceable figure in the fashion world.
("Adrian Joffe: The Idea of COMME Des GARÇONS." Hypebeast.)
Today, Comme des Garçons continues to awe the public and inspire designers all around the world with its innovative creations.
From the spring summer collection 2016.
Singer Bjork wearing a CdG dress.
CdG Play T-shirts with manga prints!
“Collection after collection, for 40 years, all I have been doing is moving, questioning, creating a feeling never felt before”
(“Rei Kawakubo, Rei of Light” We Waste Time)
Comme des Garçons × H&M
While a lot of CdG items can be intimidating for many, the Comme des Garçons Play line (with the iconic heart logo) definitely has more approachable items.
Red Comme des Garçons shorts.
Comme des Garçons has only a limited selection available online, as it is Kawakubo’s belief that an item needs to actually be touched for the customer decide to purchase it. Besides, a CdG store itself is a work of art. Definitely worth a visit!
The beautiful Minami Aoyama flagship store.
“Live free, Die strong. Comme des Garçons”
"Rei Kawakubo, Rei of Light." WeWasteTime. N.p., 13 Sept. 2012. Web. 19 Dec. 2015.
"Adrian Joffe: The Idea of COMME Des GARÇONS." Hypebeast. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2015.