INSPIRED BY THE LYRICS OF A 1962 FRANÇOISE HARDY SONG, REI KAWAKUBO ESTABLISHED COMME DES GARÇONS IN 1969 WITH THE INTENTION OF OFFERING WOMEN, “LIKE BOYS”, CLOTHING THAT OFFERS MOBILITY AND COMFORT. WITH NO FORMAL TRAINING IN FASHION, KAWAKUBO IS A TRUE TRAILBLAZER, BLURRING GENDER NORMS, AS WELL AS THE LINES BETWEEN ART AND FASHION. THE LEGENDARY DESIGNER STUDIED FINE ART AND AESTHETICS AT KEIO UNIVERSITY IN TOKYO. WHILE THE COLLECTIONS RESULT MORE FROM HER PERSONAL REACTIONS TO GLOBAL CONDITIONS, COMME DES GARÇONS HAS EXPLORED THEMES OF ESCAPISM AND EXISTENTIAL “NOTHINGNESS”, AS WELL AS REFERENCED ELEMENTS FROM THE VICTORIAN ERA. VOLUMINOUS, AVANT-GARDE SHAPES YIELD AN UNCONVENTIONAL AND PLAYFUL AESTHETIC THAT SHOWCASES DECONSTRUCTED, COUTURE FABRICS OFTEN IN BLACK. KAWAKUBO HAS GAINED AN ARRAY OF PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS OVER THE YEARS, INSPIRING NUMEROUS DESIGNERS WITH HER INNOVATIONS, AND CURRENTLY BOASTS OVER 20 DISTINCT LINES AND MANY MEMORABLE COLLABORATIONS.

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COMME DES GARÇONS | NIKE PREMIER HEELSCOMME DES GARÇONS | NIKE PREMIER HEELS

COMME DES GARCONS

BLACK / 10

$620
COMME DES GARÇONS | NIKE PREMIER HEELSCOMME DES GARÇONS | NIKE PREMIER HEELS

COMME DES GARCONS

WHITE / 7

$620
COMME DES GARÇONS | LAYERED SEQUIN JACKETCOMME DES GARÇONS | LAYERED SEQUIN JACKET

COMME DES GARCONS

BLACK / S

$3,130
COMME DES GARÇONS | MIXED FABRIC JACKETCOMME DES GARÇONS | MIXED FABRIC JACKET

COMME DES GARCONS

BLACK / XS

$3,190
COMME DES GARÇONS | NEON PINK T-SHIRTCOMME DES GARÇONS | NEON PINK T-SHIRT

COMME DES GARCONS

PINK / XS

$350
COMME DES GARÇONS | SLEEVELESS CHECKERBOARD TOPCOMME DES GARÇONS | SLEEVELESS CHECKERBOARD TOP

COMME DES GARCONS

BLACK / XS

$655
COMME DES GARÇONS | NIKE PREMIER HEELSCOMME DES GARÇONS | NIKE PREMIER HEELS

COMME DES GARCONS

NIKE PREMIER HEELS

$620
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COMME DES GARÇONS | LAYERED SEQUIN JACKETCOMME DES GARÇONS | LAYERED SEQUIN JACKET

COMME DES GARCONS

LAYERED SEQUIN JACKET

$3,130
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COMME DES GARÇONS | MIXED FABRIC JACKETCOMME DES GARÇONS | MIXED FABRIC JACKET

COMME DES GARCONS

MIXED FABRIC JACKET

$3,190
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COMME DES GARÇONS | NEON PINK T-SHIRTCOMME DES GARÇONS | NEON PINK T-SHIRT

COMME DES GARCONS

NEON PINK T-SHIRT

$350
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COMME DES GARÇONS | SLEEVELESS CHECKERBOARD TOPCOMME DES GARÇONS | SLEEVELESS CHECKERBOARD TOP

COMME DES GARCONS

SLEEVELESS CHECKERBOARD TOP

$655
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