At the Cité de la Mode et du Design across the Seine, you will find an exhibition of Kawakubo’s spring/summer collection for 2012, titled “White Drama.”The exhibition is displayed alongside a collection by the Spanish designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. 122 more words
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Like a wedding in camelot, Comme Des Garçons goes beyond fashion into an idyllic spring/summer exhibition collection designed by Rei Kawakubo.
Echoing the installations of a Duchamp masterpiece in the vain of daring oriental institution, the pieces extend into a sphere of shapes and structures creating a “poetic expression” beyond the eye. 180 more words
Its true that the fashion world is sufficiently familiar with fashion related installation- projects,with late Mc Queen and Hussein Chalayan being two of the pioneers.Yet this time,Rei Kawakubo has chosen to create an installation out of the whole Comme de Garcons S/S 2012 collection,exhibiting the garments as an installation project, in the same style as the runway presentation( in giant clear plastic bubbles),at the Galliera Museum, in Paris.The idea is interesting indeed, and the garments excellent,as always,yet the whole exhibition does leave the sense that the overall concept isn’t clear apart from the chromatic relevance and the sense of transcendence(birth,baptism,veil for marriage etc). 36 more words
Rei Kawakubo, the designer behind Japanese avant-garde label Comme des Garçons presented her spring/summer collection as an installation with quasi-monochrome mannequins in which she dramatizes life’s defining moments: birth, marriage, death, and transcendence last week in Paris. 17 more words