Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubo high fashion concept store Dover Street Market to open on Singapore’s Dempsey Road

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Dover Street Market, an edgy fashion retail and concept store conceived by Comme des GarçonsRei Kawakubo, will be opening its first Singapore outlet in Dempsey.

Kawakubo’s conceptual multi-brand retail outlet will be setting up shop in the near future as COMO Lifestyle recently purchased two blocks from the Singapore Land Authority and Singapore Tourism Board. Based on the plan laid out in COMO’s bid for the location, the DSM outpost will be incorporated alongside a bevy of food and beverage establishments as a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant and bar, local Peranakan restaurant Candlenut and new COMO Cuisine concept will all be located on the site.

A timetable for an opening is currently unknown so stay tuned for further details as they become available.

BoF examines the successes of Rei Kawakubo’s protégés

Jeff Horsley speaks on COMME des GARÇONS’ (Japan) extensive campaign archive

Junya Watanabe 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

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Comme des Organismes Reinterprets CdG Pieces as Life Forms

Where some might have seen only experiments with color and cloth in Rei Kawakubo’s most recent collection for Comme des Garçons, Berlin-based CGI studio Zeitguised saw an opportunity to experiment with the Japanese designer’s vision using a totally different medium.

Comme des Organismes takes select pieces from the collection and imagines them as if they were not made into clothes but rather abstract organisms that “spontaneously realized themselves as autonomous life forms.”

Check out the video and more images from the project at Zeitguised’s website.

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COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

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Ever one for the dramatic, Rei Kawakubo presented another show-stopping collection for COMME des GARÇONS Fall/Winter 2014. This latest collection saw the designer play with fit and finish in a number of ways — short and trim blazers were paired with flared trousers while elsewhere, holes replaced pockets. Adding to the theatrics were the detached lapels, the bold prints and patterns, and the otherworldly hair cuts.
Check out the collection now and head here to see more of the looks.
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Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
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Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection
Image of COMME des GARÇONS 2014 Fall/Winter Collection

 

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Supreme for Dover Street Market New York T-Shirt

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In celebration of its latest enterprise — the opening of its space at Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons Dover Street Market, NYCSupreme is offering an exclusive T-shirt designed by artist Weirdo Dave (FTL). As seen above, the new space carries a selection of regular Supreme goods, while the Weirdo Dave tees can only be copped from this location, so make sure to visit.
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At the Seattle Art Museum (SAM): Future Beauty- 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

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If you’re in Seattle, definitely go check out Future Beauty- 30 Years of Japanese Fashion at the Seattle Art Museum.

 Curator’s statement:

The tremendous innovation of Japanese fashion designers who have revolutionized the way we think of fashion today is the focus of this special exhibition, the first of its kind presented at SAM. In the 1970s Japanese designers Kenzo Takada and Issey Miyake had already gained recognition in the West, but it is in the 1980s that Japanese designers emerged with an entirely new aesthetic. In the summer of 1983, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto brought forth a stark new aesthetic at the Paris runway shows. Based on monochrome black and white, they presented asymmetric and at times perforated dresses, which loosely described the female silhouette. These designs were recognized as a radical counterproposal to Western notions of the fitted form and gained instant notoriety.

This was an explosive new beginning of what is now three decades of innovative design that has in turn influenced and reshaped our Western aesthetics of dress. Curated by Akiko Fukai, director of the Kyoto Fashion Institute, the exhibition showcases the early emphasis on light and shadow, and the increasingly diverse, innovative designs that range from the deconstruction and reinvention of Western couture models to brightly colored designs that are inspired by contemporary street fashion.

With eighty gowns, ranging from classic and elegant to outrageous—created by celebrated designers Issey Miyake, Kenzo Takada, Rei Kawakubu, Yohji Yamamoto, Junya Watanabe, Jun Takahashi and others—videos of runway shows, artist photographs, magazines, and ephemera designed by renowned international artists such as Gilbert & George and Cindy Sherman, an exhilarating experience awaits viewers of this extraordinary exhibition.

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At the Seattle Art Museum (SAM): Future Beauty- 30 Years of Japanese Fashion

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