Comme des Garçons is that one show every season that you await with anticipation and anxiety to see what Rei Kawakubo will come up with. And every single time, for the last 30 years she is able to create one different statement after the other, leaving me speechless. My connection with the brand comes from a very emotional place, a place that I can't describe but always evokes emotions within me.
Maybe it's the way she is relentless in reinventing herself, or the way she reinvents and forces us to understand beauty in different ways, or is the passion present in her clothes. There's something there than just pure appreciation, it's a relation.
And this time is no different, her bidimensional clothes were a confront to the way clothes are perceived nowadays, a flat image in front of the computer, images plastered there with no life. And that's not how we are supposed to see clothes. They are meant to move, to be seen from back to front, side to side, they need to be appreciated for what they bring with them, not merely a flat image.
One thing that is very clear with the video below, is the amazing construction of the pieces, almost as if they were built as one and later on fitted to the body like a glove and sewn in. The collection built in candy colors and the most known prints: cameo, flower, leopard and the house signature, blown out of proportion polka dots. But the way the most common prints are shown, is something completely out of the ordinary.
Enjoy a silent catwalk, that I think leaves us to understand a tiny bit more the concept behind such a brilliant mind.