Rei Kawakubo x Comme des Garçons SS17
Conceptual queen bee Rei Kawakubo x Comme des Garçons debuted another groundbreaking collection for SS17 that focused on deconstruction, zany asymmetry and limited color schemes. Implementing her usual radical “anti-fashion” aesthetic, Rei‘s creations looked like Tim Burton illustrations come to life. There were her signature goth glam hyper-voluminous things that looked like Halloween costumes; post-gender Leigh Bowery looks that teemed with theatrics and dark, operatic drama; and innovative, androgynous outfits that came in polka dot and heart prints, over-scaled hoodies/cloaks, red plaids and cunning use of crypsis. Wow!