CFDA International Award: Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garcons

Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo has created avant-garde fashion for decades. She constructs her clothes with exquisite craftsmanship while breaking boundaries. This year, the CFDA recognizes her amazing contribution to the industry with its International Award. Congratulations to Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garcons!
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  • COMME DES GARÇONS Jacket
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    Two-dimension wool and rayon felt jacket. Small notched collar. Long sleeves. One inside pocket. Polyester and cotton lining. Inside drawstring fastening in cotton. This year sees Rei Kawakubo's 70th birthday-proof that creative freshness does not decline with the passing years. Her latest collection is entirely two-dimensional and resplendent with vivacity and wit. The felt and oilskin silhouettes have roundly-stated XXL lines. The coats, capes, dresses and trousers display ultra-graphic outsize prints: polka dots, flowers and camouflage. A piece of joyful artwork reminding of paper cut-out dollies to dress. It was highly colorful lesson in style that should inspire a new generation of designer. Fall-Winter collection 2012-2013
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  • COMME DES GAR?ONS COMME DES GAR?ONS harem short
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    Black cotton harem shorts from Comme des Gar?ons featuring a waistband with belt loops, a fly front with a top button, a long crotch, side pockets and patch pockets to the back.
  • Comme Des Garcons PLAY Converse High Top Canvas Sneakers in Black & Red
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    Canvas upper with rubber sole. Made in China. Rubber cap toe.
  • Comme Des Garcons Clover Embossed Pouch
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    Clover Embossed Pouch 100% cow hide. Made in Spain. Measures approx 8.5"W x 6.5"H x 1"D. Zip top closure. Unlined. Embossed exterior.
  • Comme des Garcons PLAY AZ-K102 High Top Off White Trainers
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    Comme Des Garcons PLAY x Converse - womens off white canvas Converse All Star trainers with a red Comme des Garcons PLAY Heart print and black taped heel. This style is large fitting so we would recommend sizing down by one size. Canvas upper, rubber sole.
  • COMME DES GAR?ONS flower top
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    Black top from Comme des Gar?ons featuring an all-over floral appliqu? effect, no sleeves and a round neck.
  • COMME DES GARÇONS Dress
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    Cream-color silk satin dress with structured short sleeves. Round neckline. Gathered bouffant skirt his exposed boning. Darts on bodice for a fitted line. Trompe l'oeil pencil skirt at back with back vent. Concealed zipper at back. From the first to the last silhouette, Rei Kawakubo's spring-summer collection displayed a spotless, almost virginal white. The show felt like a progression through life's dramatic steps: birth, communion, marriage, death and transcendence. Some silhouettes were surrounded by the veil of tradition: the duchess satin was a reference to the wedding dress and the lace to the christening gown. In others we saw a tribute to the work of Yves Saint Laurent with the matriochka style flower gowns, or Courrèges with the white boots. The spirit of Cristobal Balenciaga, a deeply religious man who elevated the craft of couture to the level of spiritual quest, and who believed he could find salvation in the perfect sleeve, was omnipresent with the collection’s long and wide statement sleeves. The "White drama" show left us wit no doubt of Comme des Garçons' ceremonial grandeur. 2012 Spring - Summer collection.
  • COMME DES GARÇONS Skirt
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    Asymmetrical skirt in a blend of silk and fine wool. Trompe l'oeil pencil skirt on front with gathered pleated back. Concealed zip at back. From the first to the last silhouette, Rei Kawakubo's spring-summer collection displayed a spotless, almost virginal white. The show felt like a progression through life's dramatic steps: birth, communion, marriage, death and transcendence. Some silhouettes were surrounded by the veil of tradition: the duchess satin was a reference to the wedding dress and the lace to the christening gown. In others we saw a tribute to the work of Yves Saint Laurent with the matriochka style flower gowns, or Courrèges with the white boots. The spirit of Cristobal Balenciaga, a deeply religious man who elevated the craft of couture to the level of spiritual quest, and who believed he could find salvation in the perfect sleeve, was omnipresent with the collection’s long and wide statement sleeves. The "White drama" show left us wit no doubt of Comme des Garçons' ceremonial grandeur. 2012 Spring - Summer collection.
  • COMME DES GAR?ONS lace detail coat
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    Black coat from Comme Des Gar?ons featuring a small notched collar, a three button front fastening, two flap pockets, long sleeves, an all-over detailed black lace and a partially exposed black and white check lining.
  • Comme Des Garçons Play Nautical Emblem Sweater
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    Nautical Emblem Sweater by Comme Des Garçons Play. Striped, boatneck wool sweater with red emblem detail. Boatneck. Long sleeves. Topstitch detail at shoulders & around neck. Red heart emblem at front left side. Length hits at hip. Slim fit. Color: Navy & Natural. 100% Wool. Made in Japan.
  • Comme des Garçons Wrap Fold Ruffle Skirt
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    Cotton wide angle skirt with fold over waist detail, waist tie, and layered ruffle bottom. Available in Black. Made in Japan. Cotton. Dry clean.
  • Comme Des GarçOns® Play Printed Heart Tee
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    We adore this playful, quirky line dreamt up by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo (founder of cult label Comme des Garçons) and New York-based graphic artist Filip Pagowski, so we just had to share it with you. The sporty-chic separates all feature the duo's signature (and completely endearing) heart logo, like this mischievous take the classic tee. Cotton. Crewneck. Short sleeves. Import. Machine wash. This style runs small. We recommend ordering one size larger than your usual size. Available in select stores.
  • COMME DES GARÇONS - COMME DES GARÇONS T-shirt
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    Short square-shape T-shirt in a white and navy stripped stretch cotton. Round neckline, cap sleeves. Comme des Garçons - Comme des Garçons. This Comme des Garçons line reinvents our basics by adding a clever and unconventional touch. This season the shirt are embellished by frills and gathers, the jackets have trompe l’oeil sleeves, the lining is checked and the windbreakers as light as lace... 2012 Spring / Summer collection.
  • Comme Des Garçons Play Printed Emblem T-Shirt
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    Printed Emblem T-Shirt by Comme Des Garçons Play. In collaboration with cartoon artist Matt Groening, short sleeved graphic t-shirt with red emblem detail. Crewneck. Short sleeves. Red heart emblem at left side. Length hits just below hip. Slim fit. Allover graphic print featuring original artwork from Matt Groening's "Life In Hell" comic strip. Color: White. 100% Cotton. Made in Japan.
  • Comme des Garçons 'Super Fluo - Small' Cosmetics Pouch
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    Bold color brightens a color-blocked leather pouch perfect for organizing odds and ends inside a larger bag. Zip closure. Leather. By Comme des Garçons; made in Spain.
  • COMME DES GAR?ONS Hooded Dress
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    White dress from Comme des Garcons featuring an attached hood, round neck, capped sleeves, elasticated waistband anda 3/4 length pleated dress with side pockets.
  • COMME DES GARÇONS TRICOT Bag
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    Gingham pattern cotton canvas tote. Synthetic leather top handles and trimming. One compartment and one small inside pocket. Among the most recent creations of Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons Tricot is a casual women’s line, offering mostly knitwear (French “Tricot”), as well as utterly urban and practical pieces. Head designer for the line since 2005, St Martins graduate Tao Kurihara’s vision is resolutely in line with the concepts of garment deconstruction and anti-trend developed by the mother brand. Always surprising (handkerchief style bows, sequin polka dots, multicolor buttonholes, combination of stripes and flowers), the line is modern and appeals to a younger target. Overall Comme des Garçons Tricot brilliantly manages to revitalize the mother labels’ codes without loosing its soul. 2012 Spring / Summer collection by Tao Kurihara
  • COMME DES GARCONS fringed sleeveless cardigan
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    Black sleeveless cotton blend cardigan from Comme des Garcons featuring a ribbed crew neck, a central front button fastening and hanging fringe detailing.
  • COMME DES GAR?ONS short
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    White silk and wool blend shorts from Comme Des Gar?ons featuring an elasticated waist with ruched detail, elasticated hems, pleats to the front and a baggy fit.
  • COMME DES GARCONS textured sleeve dress
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    Black silk-wool blend dress from Comme Des Garcons featuring a round neck, a seam to the waist, a loose fit pencil skirt, short sleeves with a floral crotchet applique, a concealed zip fastening to the back and a rear vent.

8 comments

sunshinelolipopsandrainbows
Wrote 4 years ago
I'm sorry, but harem pants are never ok. like never. But i love the other stuff! Especially the skirts :)

sharmarie
Wrote 4 years ago
Fun collection. I can see it will be a love or hate style.

vilkerry
Wrote 4 years ago
@taylorl222 @keasia some people would definitely wear it!! I agree that it is quite unique and extravagant but it isn't ugly! I find this collection very interesting and inspirational. Also, some of the items found here look very similar to the clothes we wear everyday (t-shirts, dresses, etc.).
Please respect the efforts of the designers!

eliane-608
Wrote 4 years ago
Muito interessante!!!

taylorl222
Wrote 4 years ago
who the heck would wear that?!?!

drn57
Wrote 4 years ago
Amazing!!! Thanks!!

was-born-to-watch-movies
Wrote 4 years ago
amazing

keasia
Wrote 4 years ago
this is two ugly

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