Rei Kawakubo is a Japanese fashion designer based in Tokyo and Paris. She is the founder of Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market.
Role: creative director
Comme des Garçons Homme Plus Spring/Summer 2024 Show
In order to find a new world we have to go beyond reality".
Hair: Arai Takeo
Headbands: Gary Card
ADC 303 Spatialized in 4DSOUND by William Russell, MONOM Studios
COMME DES GARÇONS FALL/WINTER 2022 MINI-SHOW
"There are many meanings of Black Rose throughout
For me, the dark beauty of the black rose symbolizes
courage, resistance and freedom.
To express this feeling, I chose the beautiful resistance song from
Ireland, Roisin Dubh, which means little black rose. It is played by
Ciaran Carlin, a flautist from Northern Ireland, national champion of the
slow air flute". - Rei Kawakubo
COMME DES GARÇONS SPRING/SUMMER 2022 MINI-SHOW
My Present State of Mind (rather than a theme)
"Things I feel we don’t need these days:
..the making of intricate fabrics
..the use of complicated colours..
..patterns which clearly define the body..
..details that emphasize the clothes..
..the intention to make clothes
..what remains in the end after getting rid of all these things is the strongest thing
like simple pebbles that you get after rough rocks have been washed over and swept down the river"
- Rei Kawakubo
Headpieces by Gary Card, multidisciplinary artist, set designer, illustrator and toy designer.
Music by Overwerk (otherwise known as Edmond Huszar)
2- Sense (feat. iKell)
COMME DES GARÇONS FALL/WINTER 2021 MINI-SHOW
Landscape of Shadows
"Amidst the incessant overflowing of miscellaneous things, the deluge of colour, the flooding of sound and the inundation of information….
…..I needed to take one breath in the monochrome serenity" - Rei Kawakubo
Hair Artist: Julien D’Ys
Hats: Rei Kawakubo called on Ibrahim Kamara, stylist and Editor in Chief of Dazed, to create hats for the presentation. They worked on them together. He is not a hat designer.
Music: White Stains/Koenraad Impens
COMME DES GARÇONS HOMME PLUS FALL/WINTER 2021 MINI-SHOW
Creation can arise in a dark place where not only the visual but all the six senses come into play. It is in this world sunk in darkness that we must search and find something new.
Just as photographs reveal their images in the darkroom, so can creation, development and progress, we believe, also come out of darkness.