Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Comme des Garcons S/S 09 - I'm going to die!!!

True CREATIVITY at it's best. Comme des Garcons S/S 09 collection was beyond AMAZING! Seriously, i'm going to die! Finally we see the TRUE creativity that Paris is known for.

Rei Kawakubo; the designer behind Comme des Garcons titled this show "Tomorrow's Black". The girls came out in, as the title suggests, a majority of black ensembles which were amazing. The Marie Antoinette inspired hair was pulled ultra high and added some obscurity to the faces of the models.

If you are at all familiar with Comme des Garcons, you know that we typically see great color used by Kawakubo, but now she is back to black. I saw her inspiration as something mathematical. We saw geometic volumes and AMAZING hexagonal cutting. I LOVE designers who cut well, it shows that a designer has an eye for femininity. It takes a certain skill to cut fabric in such interesting ways. What is perculiar about Rei is that she designs such avant-garde pieces and still uses this very feminine way of cutting her fabrics. I think it's genius.

In the show we saw poufy geometric tops and skirts which reminded me very much of cocoons. She used vinyl leathers and she showed her patchwork skills by patching together some really cool "mini-hoodies". Towards the end things got a bit more feminine and organic. We saw her use tattered chiffon and petaled tufts (fyi, a tuft is a bunch of feathers, hair or yarn). Then we saw whole dresses constructed in a way that reminded me of the late film "Edward Scissorhands". It seemed as if massive scissors lightly ran across the fabric and created beautiful shapes and beautiful lines.

I am always eager to see what Kawakubo does each season. She is one who always leaves me panting and wanting more.

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