The Avant-Garde Mystery of Comme des Garcons

Imagine being new to fashion and attending your first runway show. Upon arriving to the venue, everything seems normal for a high-profile event. The program says “Ready-to-Wear” and you think this means it’s a show saturated with high-end, artsy interpretations of street style. When the lights go down and the models strut out, you realize just how wrong you are. The clothing looks so much unlike clothing it’s baffling. This is essentially the Comme des Garcons experience. The Japanese fashion label, whose name translates to “Like Boys,” has been an edgy, eccentric brand since Rei Kawakubo founded it in 1969. … Continue reading The Avant-Garde Mystery of Comme des Garcons