Rei Kawakubo / Comme des Garçons
Label: COMME des GARÇONS
“Not what has been seen before, not what has been repeated; instead, new discoveries that look towards the future, that are liberated and lively.” This was the message written by Comme des Garçons in the spring of 1997.
Shown here are outfits with down pads sewn inside, creating irregular mounds on the surface of the clothes. The shape of the body is deformed by the clothes, and this shook up the standardized concept people have of their bodies. Twentieth-century fashion discovered the body; however, the clothes seemed to conform to the shape of the body. Kawakubo tried to free the clothes from their enslavement to the body, and discovered this new shape.